The cost of gasoline at gas stations in the U.S. rose again and renewed the historic high, rising to $4.599 per gallon. That’s according to updated data from the nonprofit American Automobile Association, which tracks rates at more than 60,000 gas stations in the country.
The average cost of a gallon of Regular gasoline rose to $4,599 in the U.S. by Wednesday morning. All 50 U.S. states averaged more than $4 a gallon in the run-up to the vacation season.
The highest gasoline prices nationwide traditionally remain in California, where motorists will have to pay an average of $6.066 for a gallon of gasoline, with some gas stations costing more than $7 a gallon.
Gasoline prices in the U.S. began a steady rise at the end of the winter of this year, and for the third week in a row they have been rising steadily, constantly renewing record levels. The rise in fuel prices occurred against the background of rising world oil prices, despite attempts by the White House to resist this trend. Meanwhile, a year ago the price of gasoline was kept at $3 per gallon.
WTI crude futures for July delivery rose $1.25 (1.14%) to $111.02 a barrel on Wednesday.