Average U.S. Gas Price Nearly At $5 Per Gallon For the 10th consecutive day, gas prices have reached a new all-time record – nearly topping $5 a gallon in the U.S. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is $4.97. GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan expects that average to top the $5 mark by Friday. The most expensive gas is in California, with an average price of $6.40 per gallon. Georgia has the lowest prices, at ‘only’ $4.40 per gallon. How have you had to adjust to account for these gas prices?
In this Feb. 21, 2012 photo, the pump at a Shell Oil gas station shows a purchase of more than $68.73 for 15.6 gallons of gas prices in Del Mar, Calif. Americans have pumped less gas every week for the past year. It's a slide that's now longer than the decline seen during the recession. Soaring pump prices have forced people to drive less and buy more efficient cars. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)