Disruptions on the Colonial Pipeline have pushed pump prices higher in some regions—mostly in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic—but overall, the national average price of regular unleaded gas stayed flat at $2.21 per gallon on Monday, Sept. 26, compared to a week prior, according to AAA.
In fact, 25 states actually saw pump prices decrease week-over-week.
The states impacted by the pipeline leak may need to wait a week to see pump prices in their areas decrease.
AAA pointed out that five states—Texas ($1.95), Arkansas ($1.97), Mississippi ($1.99), Louisiana ($1.99), and New Jersey ($1.99)—are enjoying pump prices below the $2 mark.
Texas has the least expensive average gas price at $1.95, while Hawaii has the most expensive gas at $2.81.