Here's a non-news flash...Gas prices are rising.

Unless something changes soon, GasBuddy is predicting a national average price of $4.25 by Memorial Day. In parts of Los Angeles, the price of gasoline has skyrocketed to $6.99.

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The last time gas prices averaged over $4 per gallon was in 2008. AAA’s highest ever recorded national price record for a gallon of gasoline was $4.114, which was set on July 17, 2008.

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Where Is The Cheapest Gas In Grand Rapids Right Now?

  • Circle K 6851 Broadmoor Ave SE in Caledonia has gas for $3.79.
  • Circle K 4811 West River Dr NE in Comstock Park has gas listed at $3.83.

  • Costco 5100 28th St SE in Cascade is offering gas for $3.84.

  • Sam's Club 4326 28th St SE in Kentwood is also listed at $3.84.

  • Marathon 134 W Main St in Stanton has gas for $3.87.

  • Shell  1801 Monroe Ave in Grand Rapids priced gas at $3.89.

Gas Buddy has these prices changing frequently. According to AAA, the national average rose by 10 cents per gallon in one day, and it’s up 55 cents since last week.

U.S. Gas Prices Expected To Rise To Highest Levels Since 2014
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Why Is The Price Of Gas So High?

Gas Buddy said, "Seasonal factors including increased demand for gas, refinery maintenance, and the switch to summer-blend gas, on top of current geopolitical tensions, could propel prices upward of $4.25 per gallon by Memorial Day."

In his state of the union address, Biden announced that the U.S. and 30 other countries were working together to release 60 million barrels of oil from strategic reserves around the world. Thirty million of those barrels will come from America's own Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Biden stated releasing the barrels "will help blunt gas prices here at home."

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How High Will The Cost Of Gasoline Get?

Energy analysts warn that crude oil prices could go as high to $160 or even $200 a barrel due to oil sanctions imposed on Russia. Oil prices that high could send an average gallon of U.S. gasoline past $5 a gallon.

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If you want to purchase gasoline on the cheap, head to Missouri. AAA says they have the lowest priced fuel followed by

    • Oklahoma—$3.64
    • Kansas—$3.67
    • Arkansas—$3.69
    • South Dakota—$3.70
    • Iowa—$3.71
    • Texas—$3.72
    • Nebraska—$3.73
    • North Dakota—$3.73
    • Wyoming—$3.74

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