(CNS News.com) -- The national average price for one gallon of regular gasoline is $4.318 as of March 10, 2022. That's up from yesterday's average of $4.252, and up from one year ago, when the average price was $2.815, according to AAA, America's largest motoring organization.
While regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $4.318 per gallon, the average price for mid-grade gas is $4.636 per gallon, and premium fuel is averaging $4.912 per gallon.
In addition, diesel fuel is averaging $5.058 per gallon, reported AAA.
In March 2021, mid-grade gas was averaging $3.124 per gallon; premium, $3.393; and diesel, $3.034.
In one year, the average price of a gallon of regular gas has gone up 53.39%. Diesel has shot up 66.7%.
California has some of the highest prices. A gallon of regular gas in the Golden State is averaging $5.694 as of today, March 10, said AAA. In one California county it is averaging $6.478 per gallon.
"New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon," reported the motoring group. "Now with the national average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point."
"Over half (59%) said they would make changes to their driving habits or lifestyle if the cost of gas rose to $4 per gallon," said AAA. "If gas were to reach $5.00, which it has in the Western part of the country, three-quarters said they would need to adjust their lifestyle to offset the spike at the pump."
When President Trump left office in January 2021, the average price for a gallon of gasoline (all grades) was $2.420, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.