The price of a gallon of gas keeps going up.
According to GasBuddy, which tracks gas prices across North America, the average price of a gallon in the United States hit a seven-year high this month at $3.26 per gallon.
Average prices are even higher in certain states, topping $4 in California and parts of the Pacific Northwest.
After surpassing $3 a gallon for the first time in more than half a decade in the spring, the average cost of a gallon has steadily trickled up. Experts say there are multiple factors for the increase, from pandemic-related supply issues to Hurricane Ida, and are forecasting that energy prices will continue to rise in the coming months.
Track the average cost of a gallon over the past five years with this chart: