RALEIGH, NC (WNCN/AP) — Gas prices have stayed mostly flat for the past few days, but they still remain near record highs, according to Gas Buddy.
away sunday morningthe national average for a gallon of gasoline was $4,317.
Gas Buddy reports that the highest national average since 2008 was $4,353 on Friday.
In North Carolina, the median price on Sunday was $4,181 – below the national average but still above the country’s lowest.
In Raleigh, prices are down two cents from Thursday’s peak of $4.21.
The Midwest experiences the lowest median prices in the country, ranging from $3,826 in Kansas to $3,959 in Minnesota.
Californians pay the highest at $5,725.
Gas Buddy reports that prices are up just three cents over the past week, but are up significantly from $3,279 a gallon on Jan. 2.
As Russia’s war in Ukraine intensifies, US gas prices have soared to record highs.
Last week President Joe Biden banned imports of Russian oil, gas and coal in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine.
“Putin’s war is already hurting American families at the pump,” Biden said. “I will do everything to minimize Putin’s price increase here at home.”
The amount of US gasoline in storage fell last week as demand begins to pick up as summer approaches. The increased demand for gas and the lower development of inventories also contribute to rising prices at the pump.
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