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After more than three months of falling prices, the average price of gas in the U.S. increased for the seventh day in a row on Tuesday and is now over $5 per gallon in four states.
The average price for a gallon of gas in California is $5.88, up from $5.6 last week.
In Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the threshold was raised to $5.12, $5.12 and $5.02.
The price of gas went up in 11 states over the last week, with the biggest increases in Alaska, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Experts believe the increase could be the result of tight supply, partly because of Russia's war in Ukraine and continued threats to shut off energy supplies, and it could become worse if Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the last week, prices dropped in 22 states, with the biggest decreases in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Louisiana and Texas have the lowest gas prices at $3.11 a gallon.
The national average for gas went up to $3.67 last week, ending a 99-day drop. The highest price ever recorded in the U.S. was $4.33 per gallon in March. The price of crude oil spiked following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the Kremlin's threats to cut energy supplies to Europe, causing prices to soar for months.
As Hurricane Ian heads towards Florida, more gas stations in the state are running on empty, with more than a fifth of the stations in the Tampa Bay area closed.
Gas prices in the US are going up for the first time in a long time.
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