$4 a Gallon Gas Now Officially the National Average

$4 a Gallon Gas Now Officially the National Average

There’s a good chance that wherever you live, it’s been $4 a gallon-plus for some time now, but according to the newest Lundberg Survey, the national average for a gallon of gas has hit the magically awful $4 a gallon mark. Gas hasn’t been this expensive since the summer of 2008.

The latest numbers show that the cheapest gas found in any major metro area is in Tucson at just $3.62 per gallon. The most expensive? that would be Chicago, where the price is around $4.50 a gallon and has been over the $4 mark since April.

And there is likely more bad news coming for commuters, with the Memorial Day long weekend, the start of the summer driving rush, still three weeks away.

Just a year ago, gas averaged out at $2,80.

[Source: HybridCars]