Gas prices in the U.S. continued their historic climb this weekend, hitting a record high of $4.43 per gallon on average on Saturday amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Associated Press reports.
The cost per gallon of regular-grade gasoline has climbed 79 cents in the past two weeks, making the current gas prices $1.54 more on average than at this time last year.
Previously, the record high for gas prices was $4.11 per gallon in July 2008, notes the AP.
In certain parts of the country, gas has reached into the high $6 range, including in Los Angeles, where some gas pump prices have almost reached $7 per gallon.
Diesel prices have also seen an increase, with the price up $1.18 in recent weeks, averaging $5.20 a gallon.
The record-setting prices come after President Biden announced a ban on Russian oil, natural gas and coal imports in response to the Ukraine invasion.
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