National Gas Price Rises, Floridians Feel Pain at the Pump for Memorial Day

May 30, 2022 Updated 9:34 AM ET

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May 30, 2022 Updated 9:31 A.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – The new national average for a gallon of regular gasoline jumped to $4.61, making it the highest recorded average price according to AAA.

Floridians may feel the pain at the pumps during their drive for Memorial Day weekend as the state’s average for gas is at $4.57. The Sunshine State hit its highest recorded average at $4.58 on May 26th.

President Joe Biden called the record highs an “incredible transition” for the country last week. 

“When it comes to the gas prices, we are going through an incredible transition that God willing when it’s over we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said Monday. 

Those comments were met with immediate criticism from Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republicans. 

“I just have to disagree, you know, with the President saying that this is somehow an incredible opportunity to have this transition,” DeSantis said. “Fact of the matter is, this is really punishing a lot of people at the pump. It’s very difficult to afford. What are you going to do just not go to work all of a sudden? I mean, people are basically stuck with having to pay these prices.” 

Other Florida counties are facing average highs of $4.60 to $4.70 each gallon. 

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