LGB: Gas Prices Hit $5 A Gallon Nationwide

I so enjoyed paying $5.09 in Maryland Monday and $4.96 in Virginia Thursday, you know?

Gas Prices Soar to National Average of $5 per Gallon

Gas prices on Thursday soared to a national average of $5.00 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

The $5.00 per gallon mark has never been reached before and represents a twelve consecutive record-day high.

In all 50 states on Thursday, the average price of a gallon of gas reached above $4.40, according to AAA data.

In California, gas prices on Thursday reached $6.40 per gallon. JPMorgan commodities analyst predicted gas prices may increase to more than $6.00 per gallon before Labor Day.

Gas prices have more than doubled since former President Donald Trump left office.

Trump had warned voters that if Biden won the 2020 election, the price of gas would reach at least $7.00 per gallon. “If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say ‘get rid of your car!’”

Here’s the thing I can say in honesty: if Trump had won the election gas prices would have started rising, because it’s not just drilling, but, refining. There is no more capacity to refine oil. The difference between him and Biden is that Trump would have worked to fix the problem from the get go when it was notice. He would have put policies in place. He wouldn’t have worked to make it worse.

Poll: Most Americans Say They Are Driving Less Because of Rising Gas Prices

Skyrocketing U.S. gas prices are affecting Americans in their day-to-day life, forcing them to cut back in certain fundamental areas, including driving, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday found.

According to the survey, 66 percent said they are actually driving less because of rising gas prices — a seven-point rise from the 59 percent who said the same in March. Further, a majority, 57 percent, of U.S. adults say the ever-rising price of gas has affected their vacation plans, while just over one-third, 36 percent, said it has not.

It’s anecdotal, but, there sure seemed to be a bit fewer people on the road when I drove up to NJ. There just wasn’t as much traffic as I’m used to, particularly in northern Virginia and Maryland. Same on the return trip Thursday. Still a lot of idiots on the road, to be sure. How many people are avoiding trips? How many more will say “never mind, we’ll stay home/local”?

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17 Responses to “LGB: Gas Prices Hit $5 A Gallon Nationwide”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach the fossil fuel industry is quite happy with the current oil refinery capacity. Why would they want to build more capacity?
    Lol maybe you think refineries do NOT want high prices?
    Should we continue to allow export of gasoline? Should we build the KeystoneXL so that more North American oil can be exported?
    Renewable energy prices continue to hit new record lows. Fossil fuel prices are skyrocketing!! Teach thinks the Arab oil ministers who control oil prices are “trying to cram EVs down our throats”
    Remember thst it was Trump who 2 years ago begged OPEC+ to cut production so thst prices would go UP and allow American producers to remain profitable.
    Now “Brandon” is responsible?

    • Dana says:

      Oh, tell the truth: if was a Republican in office, the Democrats would be blaming inflation and an economy possibly going into recession on him. But, because it’s a Democrat in the White House, you guys will blame everything on the last Republican.

      Remember: Barack Hussein Obama was blaming everything bad that happened during his eight miserable years on the younger President Bush.

  2. Dana says:

    Our esteemed hos began:

    I so enjoyed paying $5.09 in Maryland Monday and $4.96 in Virginia Thursday, you know?

    Gasoline is running $4.799 locally.

    I needed to fill my two 5-gallon gas cans for my mowing equipment, and my F-150 was below ¼ tank as well, so I strapped in the gas cans and headed out for the filling station yesterday morning. It was easiest to fill the cans first, so there went a shade over 10 gallons, before I put the fuel nizzle into my truck. By the time I got the gas cans sealed and strapped in tightly, the fuel pump had stopped: it was set to dispense no more than $80.00 worth of fuel. I got a bit more than 10 gallons in the cans, but only 6½ gallons in my truck! Annoying as an Elwood comment!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Annoying as an Elwood comment!
      Not even close.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Mx Dana, the truth-teller calls our host a ‘ho’.

      True dat!

  3. Professor Hale says:

    I remember back when Bush was President and the gas prices spiked to $4.00/gallon for a brief time. Democratic party activists blew a gasket shrieking about how Bush/Cheney/Haliburton were conspiring to keep prices high to benefit their oil company friends.

    Now we have much higher prices (after record low prices only 2 years ago), and the Democrats are still blaming “greedy oil companies”, as if those same oil companies would ever have had any incentive to let the prices go below $4.00 after Bush left office, only to suddenly become greedy again after Biden inherits the oval office.

    Where are the shrieking voices of “politician-Oil company collusion” that the left was so convinced of last time? (crickets). It’s as if the Left has no real convictions about anything other than getting and keeping power and every narrative must be bent to that purpose alone.

    You would need the memory of a goldfish to take anything democratic party activists say as anything but crass manipulation.

    • UnkleC says:

      Goldfish memory levels and the awareness of driveway gravel are the building blocks of leftyism.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    I’m sure I’ve missed it, but what are the reasonable policy proposals from our Republican patriots to solve all the world’s problems?


    Gas prices.
    Overall inflation.
    Ukraine invasion.
    Supply chain.
    Lingering pandemic.
    Global warming.

    Knock yourselves out, geniuses.

    • Facts Matter says:

      Ukraine was sent nearly 50 billion dollars. Hurrah for the MIC. I imagine Biden’s brother will be asked to REBUILD UKRAINE at the cost of billions and billions when it’s over.

      Gasoline prices are going through the roof. Why?

      New York (CNN Business)Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a major reason that US drivers are paying record prices for gasoline. But it’s not the only cause of the spike.

      Numerous factors are pushing prices up, with regular gasoline hitting a record $4.67 a gallon Wednesday according to AAA’s survey.


      HAD TRUMP NOT HAD THE ELECTION STOLEN FROM HIM(See the documentary 2000 mules which supplies tons and tons of evidence, including cell phone tracking and video)RUSSIA would have never invaded Ukraine.

      Oil would be flowing like mad around the world. A sea of Regulations would have been crushed, drillers would be drilling and the world would not be falling into Famine and Recession.

      Supply chain problems have been a result of our offshoring everything to CHINA which is now in lockdowns because of Covid. Their zero-tolerance policy has bitten them and many other nations including NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, and VIET NAM in the ass.

      But since China locks down every other month because of a new strain of Covid, they are unable to meet supply driving up prices.

      Trump had a zero-tolerance policy toward China which was aimed at bringing jobs and manufacturing back to the USA.

      Biden Just ended tariffs on China’s solar panels WHILE…WHILE… allowing the largest solar panel manufacturer in the USA to CLOSE and MOVE TO CHINA.

      BEJING BIDEN is the solution to all of the ills of the world. GET RID OF HIM and put any Republican with a beating heart in the White House and this goes away. RAPIDLY.

      Global Warming? Who gives a shit. The left roots all their policy in a few molecules of CO2 and what is happening in the world is what happens when they are able to PLAY THEIR ZERO SUM GAME.

      I do not care. Nor do most Republicans care if we have GREEN energy or Fossil Fuels running the planet. We only care about the smooth transition to GREEN that::::

      PREVENTS what is happening TODAY from happening at all. Period.

      The SOLUTION??

      …The GOP takes the House, Senate, and then the White House and ends this lunacy by AGW NAZI’s DECLARING WAR ON THE WORLD!!

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Anyone who genuinely, truly feels that Donnie Trump won the election is delusional.

        • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

          Anyone who has read the evidence, looked at the video tapes , watched 2000 Mules and believes that election does not warrant investigation is a moron. That’s all we asked to begin with. Just do a bipartisan audit. But the crooked dems won’t because THEY CHEATED.

          Anyone who genuinely, truly feels that Crooked Biden got 81 million votes, more than Hussein after running his “campaign” from his basement is delusional.

          That’s why this country is going to hell. Dems are crooked and when you call them on it they lie.


  5. Professor Hale says:

    How many people are avoiding trips?

    Not me. I saved up trips during covid lockdowns and need to spend that pent up demand. It will be more expensive than planned. But plans change and as long as Biden or his heir is in office, things will only get worse, so best go now while you still can.

    I am quite satisfied that I lived during a time when world travel was financially accessible to the middle class. I was able to see many of the really great places on the planet plus many wonderful places in the USA. Sadly, that is all coming to an end because communists don’t really want you to travel. Serfs need to stay on the farm and work.

    Remember the Weimar Republic? Inflation overnight erased all of the wealth of the middle class that was saved in the banks of Europe. Think it can’t happen here? When the US Government creates Trillions of dollars out of thin air, it is a wonder we aren’t all growing food in flower boxes and standing in soup lines. I blame both parties for this. The lure of unlimited free money was just too good to pass up, as we were warned. You are much better off spending your money now on that wasteful trip or new appliances than saving it in your checking account just to watch it evaporate.

    We have been through this before. George Washington complained bitterly about the “thieves” who borrowed pounds sterling from him and repaid him with worthless colonial paper money. He barely avoided bankruptcy.

    • CarloAnn says:

      Darn, JI, you beat me to it. That’s a great article isn’t it? I especially love:

      “We should all know that an electric vehicle battery does not “make” electricity – it only stores electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, and occasionally by intermittent breezes and sunshine. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid as 80 percent of the electricity generated to charge the batteries is from coal, natural gas, and nuclear.”

    • Facts Matter says:

      This article simply points out what most people understand.

      AGW is funded by RUSSIA and CHINA to destroy the west’s ability to have an army, an economy and a means to keep the communists in check.

      AGW is a HOAX and 1/2 of the scientists posting papers are names XIAO CHO Lin from the University of Shanghai or some such nonsense and the other half get kickbacks from the CCP under the table to find that AGW is ruining the planet.

      RIGHT THINK at its finest.

  6. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    So the democommies started their show trials yesterday and simultaneously began arresting members of th e opposing political party while they began their campaign. Is anyone other than me having this feeling of impending doom and the rise of a dictatorship?

    Seems the dems are trying to force free Americans into a corner where they have to start shooting to survive then the democommies will unleash civil war but this time instead of North against South it will be the Government and their stormtroopers against freemen and their families.

    When the democrats get so brazen they arrest republicans for being republicans you know we are in deep shit as a nation. I guess if they can’t win an honest election and they can’t steal another election because everyone is onto their grift they just decide to either cancel it or erase it.

    FJB and his Nazis

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