Gas prices hit record high for eighth consecutive day 

America is on track to reach a national average of $5 per gallon.

A gas station in Plymouth displays prices of $4.64 Friday. (Alpha News)

Gas prices in Minnesota have reached a record high for the eighth consecutive day.

The average Minnesotan is now paying $4.70 for a gallon of gas. Prices have increased by 37 cents in a week, according to AAA. Prices were as low as $2.84 one year ago, nearly $2 cheaper than the current average.

Minnesota broke its record for highest price ever recorded on June 1 and has done so every day since then.

Diesel prices have also reached a new record of $5.40 per gallon.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas is just 5 cents away from $5 per gallon.

According to Patrick De Haan, an analyst for GasBuddy, Americans are “now spending over $700 million more per day on gasoline versus a year ago.”

Gas prices across America have doubled since President Joe Biden took office. The president continues to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine for the crisis, but prices were already soaring before the war.

“Joe Biden’s war on American energy has forced families across the country to empty their wallets to fill their tanks,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Biden is doubling-down on his disastrous agenda because he’s not the one paying the price — the American people are.”