Grand Rapids Sees Gas Price Leap to $4.09
People living and working in Northwest Ohio knew a jump in gas prices would hit on Tuesday, but the warning didn't reduce the shock of seeing gas prices leap to over 4 dollars a gallon for the first time since 2008.
The Friendship Food Marathon gas station on Front Street in Grand Rapids was selling regular unleaded for under $3.80 per gallon on Monday. As of Tuesday afternoon the price reached $4.09 per gallon.
According to AAA Tuesday's national average stood at $4.17 for regular unleaded. Though Ohio's average was at $3.98, GasBuddy.com reports a majority of gas stations in the Toledo Metro area are anywhere between $4.07 and $4.09. Costco reported $3.94 per gallon but the cheapest in area is at Sam's Club in Springfield Township. A 7:30 p.m. report showed the wholesale store was selling gas for $3.79 per gallon.
The jump in gas price comes after the United States announced it's banning all Russian oil imports. This has been one of the many sanctions the United States has implemented on Russia after the attack on Ukraine.