(CNS News) -- Although some gas stations in Los Angeles are charging more than $7 for one gallon of regular gasoline, the national average (on March 28) for a gallon of regular is $4.246, according to AAA.
That $4.246 price is up from $3.610 only one month ago. In addition, it is way up from $2.862 per gallon regular one year ago.
Today's price is an increase of 48% compared to one year ago.
Compared to one month ago, the average price for a gallon of regular gas is up 17%.
In California, which has seen some of the highest gas prices, the average in the state is $5.917 for regular gas. That's an increase of 39% over the national average.
A year ago in California, the average was $3.895 for one gallon of regular. That made it 36% higher than the national average.
California, a state run by a Democrat-dominant legislature and a Democrat governor, has a gas excise tax of 51.1 cents per gallon. The tax is scheduled to increase to 53.9 cents per gallon in July.
When President Donald Trump left office in January 2021, the national average price of a gallon of gasoline (all grades, formulations) was $2.464, according to the Energy Information Administration.