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WATCH: Drivers Fed Up With Biden’s Record-High Gas Prices

'I never thought I'd see $7.50 a gallon for gas'

• June 10, 2022 2:52 pm

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As the Biden administration oversees record-high gas prices, drivers across the country are struggling to pay at the pump.

"I never thought I'd see $7.50 a gallon for gas," San Jose resident Joshua Howard told NBC News. "I remember when I bought my first car, it was $1.85. And I was afraid, how am I going to afford $1.85? Now it's $7.50."

Since President Joe Biden's inauguration, the average price of gas has more than doubled—from $2.38 per gallon to $4.98, according to AAA. Inflation, meanwhile, has reached a 40-year high, with consumer prices skyrocketing 8.6 percent over the last year, the Labor Department reported Friday. The price of energy commodities has climbed more than 50 percent, according to the report.

"Gas prices are ridiculous," one Pennsylvania man told a local Fox affiliate.