Motorists on both the east and west coasts get hit hard every time they step on the pump.
Gas prices in the Golden State are up 13 cents this week. Local gas stations charge up to $6.95 a gallon regular, according to NBC 4 News.
Drivers hoping for premium gas will have to shell out as much as $7.55 a gallon to fill their tanks.
The rise in gas prices is the result of broader supply and demand problems and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Experts predict that the cost of a gallon of gasoline could exceed $7.
California’s average regular gas price as of Sunday morning is $5.18. It’s the highest fuel cost in the United States, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
New York is lagging behind the steep trend in California, but not too far behind.
On Sunday, the average regular gas price in New York is $4.14, up about 34 cents from last week. Premium gasoline, which costs $4.58, rose 0.27 cents.
The highest recorded gas price in New York is $4.31, the AAA reported.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/06/california-new-york-gas-prices-continue-to-surge-amid-russia-ukraine-conflict/ Gas prices in California and New York continue to rise amid conflict between Russia and Ukraine