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In Gorda, California, a gallon of gasoline now costs $7.59.
The town reportedly only has one gas station.
The nearest gas stations are 40 miles to the North and 12 miles to the South, Daily Wire reports.
Gas prices across the nation have skyrocketed under the Biden administration to the highest levels in seven years.
AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement, “Compared to the price of gas a year ago, it now costs consumers about $17 more to fill up their vehicles.”
“That’s the cost of a large pizza with toppings. And unfortunately, it doesn’t look like drivers will be finding relief at the pump any time soon.”
The town of Gorda, California is located along the Big Sur coast, according to KABC 7 Los Angeles.
They are charging $7.59 per gallon of regular gasoline and $8.50 for a gallon of premium, Daily Wire notes.
In July 2019, the town’s lone AmeriCo gas station charged as much as $11.75 per gallon.
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Gas in Monterey County, California, where Gorda is located, is currently at $4.60 a gallon, just slightly above the California average of $4.53, according to AAA. The national average price for a gallon of gas is currently $3.36, up 5 cents from last week, and up 16 cents from earlier this month, when gas rose to $3.20 per gallon. That was the highest recorded price for a gallon of gasoline since 2014, as previously reported by The Daily Wire.
The current price is still a fair distance from the record high of $4.11, set in 2008, but is even further away from the national average at the same time last year, when gas was just $2.16 per gallon, per AAA…
GasBuddy concurred with AAA. They recorded gas prices at $3.30 last week, citing the increase in crude oil prices due to increased demand and OPEC nations maintaining their production quotas.
“The national average closed the week by climbing to yet another fresh seven-year high, as the price of oil continues to drag gas prices along for the wild ride, leaving motorists on empty,” said GasBuddy head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan, in a statement.
“With OPEC holding back oil production and strong global oil demand, the situation will no doubt pave the road with even higher gas prices in the weeks ahead. Until several bottlenecks ease, including supply chains and low global inventories of oil, natural gas and coal, we’ll be stuck feeling the pinch of rising oil and gasoline prices. The bad news is that for now, all I see is the upward trend at the pump continuing into the weeks ahead with no sign of relief just yet.”