Price Soars: Confirmed Cost of 1 Gallon Gasoline in All 67 County Alabama

Gas prices continue to rise.

According to AAA data, Alabama is one of the fastest rising rates in the country for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. The state reached a record high earlier this week and records continue to fall.

As of Friday, the average Alabama person has to pay $ 4.16 for a gallon. This is 3 cents higher than the day before. The cost of a gallon has risen by more than 50 cents last week and nearly $ 1 in the last four weeks. .. As of Friday, Alabama’s gas is $ 1.57 more per gallon than this time last year. This means it can be $ 20 more expensive to fill a tank than it was a year ago.

Gas prices in Alabama are rising in step with other countries as the Russian war in Ukraine has already caused a perfect storm in pumps, coupled with rising prices for many consumer goods.

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Federal data from the US Energy Information Administration show the significant price increases seen by consumers in the past few weeks. EIA data show that the national average cost of a gallon earlier this week was $ 4.10. The highest record ever since the data was tracked. The record is $ 4.11 a gallon, dating back to July 2008.

AAA data show that records can drop quickly. AAA data, updated daily, shows that the national average is $ 4.33 as of Friday. This is well above the record high weekly highs tracked by the Energy Information Agency.

Also, the average price is much higher in some states.

The average price of one gallon of regular gas in California was a whopping 5.72 cents as of Friday, with many West Coast states leading the list of the most expensive gallons.

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However, gas is already expensive in many of these regions, and in Alabama and several other states, prices are starting to fall and are rising much faster.

Alabama’s average gas prices rose 15% last week, 29% last month, and a staggering 61% last year. All of these rates are ranked in the top 10 across the country, tying up 29% per month. At first.

Appearance by county

According to AAA data, there is a significant gap in average petrol prices when drilling down to the county level. As of Friday, there was a difference of nearly 30 cents between the state’s most expensive and cheapest gallons.

Residents of many rural counties pay more for gas. Six of the seven counties with the most expensive gallons are located in Blackbelt, one of the poorest regions in the state.

Bibb County, which is included in the black belt by some definitions, leads the state at $ 4.30 per gallon. Meanwhile, Marengo County, also in Black Belt, averages $ 4.03 per gallon as of Friday, making it the cheapest price in Alabama.

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