The cost for a gallon of gasoline rose to $4.62 nationwide Tuesday, with motorists feeling even more pain at the pump in places like California, New York, Illinois, and Hawaii.
President Biden irked millions of Americans last week when he called record-high gas prices an “incredible transition” from fossil fuels.
His comments come as economists say the average American now has $9,000 less in savings than they did last year.
“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that’s taking place. God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” said Biden.