Gas prices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are hitting all-time highs amid tight worldwide oil supplies and increased demand as the industry feels the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that the average gas price in New Jersey Sunday, March 6 hit $4.09 a gallon, breaking the old record of $3.99 set on July 8, 2008. The price is up 44 cents in the last week, 60 cents in the last month and $1.22 higher than a year ago. The Pennsylvania gas price average reached $4.17 per gallon March 6, setting a new record high price for the region after breaking a 14-year record high Saturday, March 5.

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Monday, March 7 at 4 a.m., a check of AAA saw the group reported the average for Regular in New York was $4.207, Sunday, March 6: $4.136 and a week ago it was $3.802

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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