Gas prices are the most expensive in US history, breaking record from 2008
After rising dramatically following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the price of gas reached a record, topping a high that had stood for nearly 14 years.
As of Tuesday morning, the average national price for a gallon of regular gasoline touched $4.17,
according to AAA, the highest price ever, not accounting for inflation.
That was up from $4.07 on Monday and $3.61 a week earlier.
The previous high was $4.11 on July 17, 2008, according to AAA. That would come to around $5.25 today when adjusted for inflation.
The cost for diesel is nearing the record of $4.84, also set in July 2008.
The price for a gallon of diesel is $4.75, more than double what it was in October 2020.