Gas prices in the U.S. are now higher than they've ever been, according to GasBuddy.
Patrick De Haan, an analyst for GasBuddy, tweeted Monday afternoon that the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is now $4.104 per gallon, breaking the previous record of $4.103 set in 2008.
AAA, which records its own average, early Monday morning that the national average for a gallon of gas was $4.065.
Oil prices have soared in recent weeks amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The war involves two of the world's largest energy exporters, and talks of a NATO ban on Russian energy exports Monday sent the price per barrel to more than $130, the highest levels since 2008.
While gas prices in the U.S. have exceeded $4 a gallon, AAA says prices are already much higher in some states. The average cost per gallon now exceeds $5.30 in California and is creeping toward $4.60 in Nevada.
Missouri currently boasts the lowest gas prices in the country, though motorists there are still paying $3.62 a gallon.
BREAKING: According to GasBuddy data, the US national average has JUST set a new all-time record: $4.104/gallon, eclipsing 2008's record of $4.103/gal. The higher prices this time will likely stay around far longer. #oil #gasprices https://t.co/8RgHCC9sK3— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) March 7, 2022
Gas prices are now approaching double the price they were at this time last year. In March 2021, the average cost for a gallon of gasoline was about $2.77.
De Haan recently predicted that gas prices will continue to rise in the weeks ahead.
"We could get to $4.25, maybe $4.50 a gallon," De Haan told Scripps politics reporter Joe St. George. "It could come as early as April Fools' Day."