China News Service, May 17. According to CNN, data released by the American Automobile Association showed that on the 16th local time, the average price of regular gasoline in the United States hit a new record of $4.48 per gallon, which means that in the past It was up 15 cents a week and 40 cents a month.

On March 6, local time, the vehicle passed a gas station in San Mateo County, California.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan

  The average gasoline price in California, Washington, Nevada and Hawaii has exceeded $5 a gallon, according to the AAA.

  The report said that rising gasoline prices may exacerbate the inflation problem facing American households and the overall economy.

  After U.S. President Biden announced a ban on Russian energy imports on March 8, U.S. gasoline prices continued to hit new highs.

Biden announced at the White House on March 31 that 1 million barrels a day of strategic oil reserves will be released in the next six months to deal with soaring energy prices.