LANCASTER, Pa. (Stacker) – National average gas prices continue to climb as the global oil market responds to Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The average price per gallon rose 8 cents on Wednesday, March 9, to a new record of $4.25, according to AAA. Records are being set daily: Tuesday’s $4.17 per-gallon average broke a longstanding record of $4.114 per gallon from 2008.
Sanctions levied by the U.S. and the European Union have hindered Russia’s ability to sell crude oil, which is a major determinant of gas prices. While just 3% of America’s crude oil consumption comes from Russia, global volatility is contributing to rising prices in markets around the world.
Lancaster by the numbers
– Current price: $4.47
— State average: $4.44
– Week change: +$0.55 (+14.0%)
– Year change: +$1.46 (+48.7%)
– Historical expensive gas price: $4.47 (3/10/22)
Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. San Rafael, CA: $5.91
#2. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA: $5.88
#3. San Francisco, CA: $5.83
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Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. St. Joseph, MO: $3.72
#2. Joplin, MO: $3.73
#3. Amarillo, TX: $3.74