Anti-Russian sanctions have forced Americans to look for cheap gasoline in Tijuana, Mexico. According to motorists, fuel in the neighboring country is much cheaper than in the United States. At the moment, a gallon can be purchased in the Latin American state for $3.96, two dollars less than in California.
After the Ukrainian crisis escalated, the Mexican government imposed controls on oil prices and promised to provide subsidies to companies producing the crude.
“Now gas stations in Tijuana are adorned with banners saying “Cheaper than in the U.S.!” Californians have to stand in traffic jams at the border to buy gasoline for reasonable money.”
On March 8, the U.S. announced a ban on imports of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal. After that, the cost of living in the U.S. accelerated growth: fuel, food and basic commodities became more expensive, and inflation reached a 40-year high.