CLEVELAND — Frustrations continue to mount as gas prices nationwide have hit an all-time high.
On Tuesday, GasBuddy reported that the U.S. has hit its highest national average price per gallon ever at $4.36. Diesel fuel is also now at a new all-time record high of $5.53 per gallon. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s average per gallon of gas is now at $4.10, which is 1.9 cents higher than last week. That puts Cleveland’s prices at $1.24 more expensive than a year ago.
So who is to blame? As with most things, it depends on who you ask.
In the midsts of an election year, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine decided to use his personal Twitter account to point the finger of responsibility at the Biden Administration.
"Gas prices are at an all-time high," DeWine wrote. "While @JonHusted and I have worked to keep pipelines open, President Biden and his Administration have restricted pipelines, driving up gas prices and hurting Ohioans."
“Fuel prices in the U.S. decreased slightly after spiking in March, as the situation between Russia and Ukraine continued, but simmered,” according to a press release from GasBuddy. “Prices began to rise again over the last few weeks as the odds of the European Union sanctioning Russian oil increased.”
3News' Ryan Haidet contributed to this story