Long lines at gas stations after Colonial gas pipeline cyber attack
Long lines were seen outside gas stations in Florida on May 10, amid fears of shortages due to the Colonial gas pipeline shutdown following a cyberattack. credit: Enrique Barrera via Storyful
Planning your Fourth of July weekend? you’re not alone, AAA report About 44 million Americans plan to take a road trip this holiday weekend. Gas prices rise with the influx of drivers.
The national average fuel price during the holiday weekend will be about $3.11 a gallon — 43% higher than last year and about 2% higher than on Memorial Day weekend — according to one GasBuddy analysis.
As of July 17, 2008, the highest ever gas price average is $4.11. AAA.
This year, the rise in gas prices is not just driven by demand, the problem is with the shortage of truckers.
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The shortage of oil tank truck drivers has made it difficult for gas stations to deliver fuel. As a result, some gas stations in Northern California, Colorado and Iowa ran out of gas earlier this week, Tom Kloza, the oil price information service’s global head of energy analysis, reported. CNN .
GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan told USA Today, “There is no gas shortage, but there will and will be a price hike over the Fourth of July weekend. But my real concerns are thousands of fuel deliveries a day and a lack of drivers.” .
Unlike other transportation roles, special qualifications are required for oil tank drivers, making it even more difficult to find drivers with the necessary expertise.
As the holiday weekend draws to a close, here’s a look at which states currently offer the most and least expensive gasoline.
most expensive gas prices
Starting at $4.28, California has the most expensive gas in the country. Hawaii is the second most expensive with $4.01.
- Washington: $3.75
- Nevada: $3.72
- Oregon: $3.60
- Utah: $3.55
- Alaska: $3.48
- Colorado: $3.42
- Idaho: $3.42
least expensive gas prices
Mississippi currently has the least expensive gas at just $2.74. The prices in the following states range from 2.89 to 2.74.
- Louisiana: $2.76
- Texas: $2.80
- Alabama: $2.81
- Arkansas: $2.81
- Missouri: $2.81
- South Carolina: $2.82
- Oklahoma: $2.83
- Kansas: $2.88
- Tennessee: $2.89
- North Carolina: $2.89