Gallon of Gas National Average Price Up to $4.31 -- $5.69 in California

By Michael W. Chapman | March 10, 2022 | 10:38am EST
Gas prices of more than $7.00 per gallon are posted at a downtown Los Angeles gas station on March 9, 2022.  (Getty Images)
Gas prices of more than $7.00 per gallon are posted at a downtown Los Angeles gas station on March 9, 2022. (Getty Images)

(CNS News.com) -- The national average price for one gallon of regular gasoline is $4.318 as of March 10, 2022. That's up from yesterday's average of $4.252, and up from one year ago, when the average price was $2.815, according to AAA, America's largest motoring organization. 

While regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $4.318 per gallon, the average price for mid-grade gas is $4.636 per gallon, and premium fuel is averaging $4.912 per gallon.

In addition, diesel fuel is averaging $5.058 per gallon, reported AAA.

(Screenshot, AAA)
(Screenshot, AAA)

In March 2021, mid-grade gas was averaging $3.124 per gallon; premium, $3.393; and diesel, $3.034.

In one year, the average price of a gallon of regular gas has gone up 53.39%.  Diesel has shot up 66.7%. 

California has some of the highest prices. A gallon of regular gas in the Golden State is averaging $5.694 as of today, March 10, said AAA. In one California county it is averaging $6.478 per gallon

"New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon," reported the motoring group. "Now with the national average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point."

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(Getty Images)

"Over half (59%) said they would make changes to their driving habits or lifestyle if the cost of gas rose to $4 per gallon," said AAA. "If gas were to reach $5.00, which it has in the Western part of the country, three-quarters said they would need to adjust their lifestyle to offset the spike at the pump."

When President Trump left office in January 2021, the average price for a gallon of gasoline (all grades) was $2.420, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

(Screenshot, AAA)
(Screenshot, AAA, can compare national average, red, to a state average, blue, online, at gaspricess.aaa.com)

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