Gas prices are at their highest level in nearly eight years, and experts warn they could rise even further if Russia launches a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
At one Los Angeles Chevron station, the price of regular unleaded was listed at an eye-watering $6.219 on Wednesday, when it was spotted by an AFP photojournalist.
The national average price of regular gasoline hit $3.53 on Tuesday, up 21 cents from a month ago and 90 cents more than a year ago, according to the AAA Gas Price Index.
California leads the nation with gas at an eye-watering $4.74 per gallon, and the average cost in Los Angeles county is $4.796.
Experts say that Russia’s troop movements in eastern Ukraine are having a ripple effect on the oil market, which in turn is driving up the price of gasoline in the US.
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