Gas Now More Than $5 per Gallon in Nine States (And Rising)

(by Steve Watson | Summit News) – The average price of a gallon of gas has surpassed $5 in nine states, seven of which are run by Democrats, with the national average price soaring this weekend to $4.85, according to the the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Motorists in 9 states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon and Washington – are now paying more than $5 a gallon.

While Alaska and Arizona are Republican run, the other seven states all have Democrat governors, and one mayor:

  • California, Gov. Gavin Newsom;
  • Oregon, Gov. Janet Brown;
  • Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee;
  • Hawaii, Gov. David Ige;
  • Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer;
  • Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak
  • Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker
  • District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser

Michigan has seen average gas prices rise by nearly 10 percent in just one week, according to the data.

In California, one Chevron station was charging $9.60 a gallon for regular last week.

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