Elevated fuel prices and shortages remain a concern for U.S. consumers ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, in which energy costs have become a crucial campaign issue.
After a steady decline this fall, the average price of unleaded regular gasoline has been ticking up again, reaching $3.80 a gallon on Sunday, according to AAA, a far cry from the $5 gasoline that stung drivers in June, but still 38 cents higher compared with the same period last year. It is also $1.40 higher than when President Biden took office.
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