May 22, 2018, 5:20 AM ET

Gas prices up 5 cents this week, 52 cents from 2017


Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, gas prices nationwide are up 5 cents from last week and are 52 cents higher than a year ago.

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Regular gasoline in the U.S. on May 21 cost an average of 2.923 cents per gallon, compared with 2.873 cents per gallon on May 14, according to the Energy Information Administration.

At a service station in Manhattan, on 11th Avenue and 51st Street, the price for regular gas was about $5 on Monday, according to ABC New York station WABC.

Average per-gallon prices in New York City this week for regular fuel are about $3, and throughout California they're $3.618, according to the EIA.

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  • Winston Smith

    Nothin to see here, move along, just Minitruth propaganda, I checked the average gas prices during the prior President, $2.96 a gallon.


    High gas prices. Another one of my predictions about President Twit's term in office coming true.

  • catmom

    Meh........ Where are all of the right wing trump supporters? Did you all expect this? All your supposed tax cuts are now going in your gas tanks. Yup, not a peep out of trump supporters, I wonder why. Maybe it's jus something they can't overlook and come up with excuses for.

  • MAGreenA

    There goes those little pay boosts y'all. Those yachts the 1% bought with their tax breaks are costing them more now.

  • Summer Tyme

    Trump deserves credit for the low gas prices.....

    Oh wait.

  • snake

    If Bolton & his Neo cons are successful in going to war in Iran gas will be $5-6 /gal.

  • katerant

    Thanks, republicans. Guess they have to raise money somehow. And we taxpayers subsidize the oil industry already.

  • mrphilbert

    I guess drumpf wants us to burn coal in our cars now.

  • 40words

    Trump owns that. He also owns all the rising costs on everything else because of higher gas prices & general inflation.

  • drathvedar

    Trump's fault! He always wants to take credit when it's not due, he gets to take blame now.

  • AwfHand

    In a little known room just off the corner of the oval office there are three levers. They are marked "Unleaded", "Midgrade" and "Premium". The President has the power to move those levers up or down. ~S

  • Liberal Southern Baptist

    Thanks, Trump...and thank goodness i have a Prius....

  • Chuck Heston

    Thanks Obama.

  • Timehascome

    Was this article written on someone's Smoke Break???
    You can get this much "Info" on **Gas Bud-D Dot Calm!!**

  • Jeff Wainright

    Increased telecommuting is a more attractive option, for those employers that can offer it. Why leave the house to go to work if you can do your job just as effectively in your PJ's? Rising gas prices do make me appreciate my humble little hoopty - no car payment, low insurance costs, and 40mpg.

  • Bronx

    Where I live this is a 25% increase. 2 dollar gas to 2.50 cent gas.

    It is (as rising gas prices always do) fueling inflation. The tax cut is fueling inflation.

    Paradoxically full employment even with below reasonable wages is fueling inflation.

    GDP--- stagnant, or nearly stagnant.

    Federal Deficit--- humongous even in this time of 'full employment.'

    Cause of this --- voodoo economics.

  • Michael

    If we are hitting Iran hard; then Saudi Arabia should help out and increase production.

  • Kevin Biegler

    $1.89/gallon Nov 6, 2016 on the eve of the election ... I drive to local hospitals on call for my job, it now costs me $2000-$2400 more per year just to go to work plus my lost deductions ... all this winning

  • Educated

    ....But I thought getting out of the Iran deal, the new tax cut trickle downing, and clean coal was supposed to keep gas more affordable?.....Oh, and I forgot about the abolishing of the Obama era mpg regulations for the auto industry.

  • samtheman3383

    I remember when gas prices came close to $4.00 a gallon under Obama. Obama said no President can dictate world Oil Prices. So when the Trump bashing starts lets all remember what Obama said.

  • mickey2829

    gas prices always go up for the summer. but here in new jersey we have a 25 cent surcharge for repair of our roads and bridges.

  • TrumpsKlan

    Great article in Barrons Financial mag. That tax giveaway passed by republicans has done very little to help the middle-class. They say the windfall corporations received have not been used to create jobs or invest in their businesses but fo stock buybacks and corporate bonuses. They have a chart showing more business growth occurred during the last administration then under Trump