Gas prices shoot up after cutting off russian oil imports

Jack Lankford, Writer

As you may know, gas prices in the United States have been quickly climbing over the past month. This is due to insane demand for gasoline and limited trade with Russia. On March 8th, 2022 president Biden signed an Executive Order to ban the import of Russian oil, natural gas, and coal to the United States. This is to help reduce the dependence we have on Russian Fuels and support our allies. Actions like these have been taken by over 30 other countries. This has lead to the gasoline prices raising an average of a dollar all across the states. The average gasoline cost/gallon is $4.12. A year ago it was only $2.90/gallon.