Gas Prices Reach 7-Year High
The price of gasoline in the United States is up 58% from this time last year and is at its highest point since 2014, according to AAA. As of Thursday, the average price of a gallon of gas was $3.04. Prices were already on the rise when the Colonial Pipeline, which transports roughly 45% of the East Coast's fuel supply, shut down for roughly a week after being hacked earlier this month. The shutdown led to significant gas shortages across over a dozen mid-Atlantic and southeastern states.
The news was covered across the spectrum, but was highlighted more prominently by right-rated sources. Some reports from right-rated outlets suggested that President Biden's clean energy agenda deserved blame for the spike in prices, and focused on former President Donald Trump's criticisms of the situation. Coverage from left- and center-rated sources tended to frame the price rise as a consequence of the pipeline hack. Outlets on all sides connected the high prices to Memorial Day weekend and the fact that many Americans will be traveling.
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From the LeftWith Memorial Day right around the corner, gas prices reach 7-year high
With tens of million of drivers expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, none of them will be thrilled to see that the price of gas is at its highest price in nearly a decade.
According to AAA, gas prices are up 58% from a year ago with an average gallon costing drivers $3.04.
Gas prices in the United States soared earlier this month after the Colonial Pipeline, the East Coast’s primary gasoline supply line fell victim to a ransomware attack that took its operations offline for six...
From the CenterMemorial Day gas prices are the highest in seven years and could stay high all summer
Gasoline prices are expected to be the highest for a Memorial Day weekend in seven years, and prices could stay elevated all summer, as Americans take to the road in a post-coronavirus pandemic driving spree.
The current average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline of $3.04 per gallon, 16 cents more than a month ago and $1.08 per gallon higher than last year, according to AAA. The motor club federation expects 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, a 60% increase over last year when the economy was still shut down....
From the RightTrump laments 7-year-high gas prices as Americans prep for Memorial Day
Former President Donald Trump expressed concern Thursday for Americans forced to pay sky-high gas prices as millions hit the road for the Memorial Day holiday.
“With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon.”
According to AAA, travelers will face the highest prices at the pump...