Gas Prices Rise for Third Day in a Row


The national average price for regular gas increased again this week, rising to $3.615 per gallon on Thursday, as reported by AAA.

This hike marks the third consecutive day of rising gas prices. On Monday, the average cost of regular gas was $3.59 per gallon, on Tuesday, it was $3.598 per gallon, and on Wednesday, prices reached $3.611 per gallon.

Thursday’s price increase continues the recent fluctuations in gas prices nationwide. A week ago, the average price for regular gas was $3.60 per gallon, and a month ago, it was $3.667 per gallon.

Thursday’s average price of regular gas was higher compared to May 2023, as the average cost per gallon a year ago stood at $3.543.

Gas prices vary significantly by state. To check the current gas prices across the country, click here.

Mississippi continues to have the least expensive gas prices in the nation, with an average of $3.064 per gallon. However, there has been an increase in the last 24 hours. On Wednesday, the average price in Mississippi was $3.058.

California remains the state with the highest gas prices at $5.155 per gallon on Thursday. Nonetheless, gas prices in California have been decreasing this week, if still higher than any other state. On Wednesday, the cost was $5.172, and a week ago, it was $5.241 per gallon.

Here’s the average cost of gas in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and some other states around the country:

Washington D.C.

The average price per gallon in the nation’s capital on Thursday is $3.704, slightly above the national average but a minor decrease from Wednesday’s $3.716.


The average price in Virginia is $3.470 on Thursday, which is favorable compared to the national average. However, this is an increase from Wednesday’s $3.462 per gallon.


Maryland’s average per gallon on Thursday is $3.666, which is above the national average. This represents an increase from Wednesday’s $3.639 and a notable jump from last week’s $3.559.


Florida, a popular vacation destination, has gas prices slightly below the national average at $3.556 per gallon on Thursday. However, prices are on the rise, having been $3.553 on Wednesday and $3.498 last week.


Montana, another tourist hotspot, offers regular gas at $3.475 per gallon, cheaper than the national average of $3.615. Prices have been decreasing slightly, with Wednesday’s average at $3.476 and last week’s $3.483 per gallon.

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