Alabamians have noticed that gas prices are on the rise. According to AAA, “Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 11 cents to $3.72.”

Why is the Price of Gas So High?

AAA reports that “expensive oil pushes prices to new heights.” How high can these prices go? Also, AAA said that “Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine has roiled the oil market, with crude spiking briefly to over $100/bbl before settling back into the mid-$90s. The increase in the global price of oil has led to higher pump prices in the U.S.”

To gain perspective on how gas prices are across the United States, Tammi Mac a former Alabama resident who now lives outside of Los Angeles said “gas near her home is $5.04 for regular gas and in Los Angeles nearing or at $5.99 per gallon.” Lucky for her she “bypasses gas stations because she drives a Telsa.”

Photo courtesy of Tammi Mac
Photo courtesy of Tammi Mac
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It doesn’t look good for the future months as well. Patrick De Haan the @GasBuddyGuy posted on Twitter “Welp, we're gonna be banging on the door of $4/gal by April it does appear.”

Where is the Cheapest Gas?

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, when I was out in Northport the cheapest gas I found was at the Walmart Neighborhood Market Gas Station located at 1660 McFarland Blvd, Northport, AL 35476.

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We have listed the top 2 lowest prices on regular gas in counties in our coverage area from Gas Buddy which gathers price information by user submissions. Therefore, this information can change.

Bibb

$3.32 at Citgo at 4901 Truman Aldridge Pkwy West Blocton, AL

$3.37 at Marathon at 6777 Truman Aldridge Pkwy West Blocton, AL

Fayette

$3.61 at Marathon at 16924 AL-171 N Winfield, AL

No other gas station was reported at the time of this story.

Greene

$3.39 at Chevron at CR-20 Boligee, AL

$3.65 at Love’s Travel Store at 7561 Mesopotamia St. Eutaw, AL

Hale

$3.35 at County Line Grocery at 40819 AL-69 Moundville, AL

$3.39 at Shell at 40829 AL-69 Moundville, AL

Lamar

$3.47 at South Lamar Fuel at 13801–14015 AL-96 Millport, AL

$3.52 at Express Mart at 9829 AL-18W Vernon, AL

Perry

$3.69 at Chevron 300 Washington St Uniontown, AL

No other gas station was reported at the time of this story.

Pickens

$3.59 at Shell at 425 1st Ave W Reform, AL

No other gas station was reported at the time of this story.

Sumter

$3.75 at Young’s Grocery at 316 6th Ave Cuba, AL

$3.77 at Citgo at 601 4th Ave York, AL

Tuscaloosa

$3.15 at Sam’s Club at 1401 Skyland Blvd. East Tuscaloosa, AL

$3.26 at Circle K at 2400 McFarland Blvd East Tuscaloosa, AL

$3.26 at Walmart at 4201 Hargrove Rd. East Tuscaloosa, AL

Walker

$31.6 at TJ’s at 1561 Main Street Sumiton, AL

$3.18 at Exxon at 667 US-78 Sumiton, AL

(Source) Click here for more from AAA. Click here to follow Patrick De Haan on Twitter. Click here for details from GasBuddy for Alabama.

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