The price of gas in Alabama rose 27 cents last week
Another day, another record at gas pumps in Alabama.
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Alabama is at an all-time high again – $4.57, according to AAA Alabama.
That’s 27 cents more than a week ago and 59 cents more than a month ago. And those increases aren’t even among the highest in the country.
AAA reports gasoline prices rose 45 cents in Michigan over the past week, 41 cents in Illinois and Indiana and 39 cents in Wisconsin. California’s average gas price is $6.34, the highest in the country.
What drives the steep climb? The price of a barrel of oil is approaching 120 dollars, nearly double what it was last August. Rising oil demand meets a vice-like global supply, tightened by economic sanctions related to the war in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, U.S. gasoline demand surged last week as Americans hit the road for Memorial Day weekend.
“At some point, drivers may change their daily driving habits or their lifestyle because of these high prices, but we’re not there yet,” said AAA spokesman Andrew Gross. , in a press release.
Diesel in Alabama also set a record today: $5.56 a gallon.
According to AAA Alabama, the cheapest metro area average is in Gadsden at $4.52 per gallon, followed by Mobile at $4.55. Birmingham, Decatur, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa all average around $4.56.
The most expensive metro area average is Russell County, at $4.64.
According GasBuddy.comthe cheapest gas in Alabama is at J&M Tackle on Canal Road in Orange Beach at $4.07, followed by Cumberland Farms on Alabama 59 at $4.24.