California gas prices soar above $4.00/gal on average

It appears that President Donald Trump's move to put economic pressure on Iran may be costing Americans money at the pump.

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(INTELLIHUB) — The State of California is offering consumers the most expensive gas in the country which is now above $4.00 per gallon, according to Monday’s AAA report.

While the national average for fuel is $2.84 a gallon, a few states such as California, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington remain well above the national average.

Additionally, prices are expected to be on the rise after the Trump administration’s recent announcement that the United States would end sanction waivers with 8 countries which are currently purchasing crude from Iran.

The White House released a statement on Monday in regards to Iran which reads:

President Donald J. Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue. The United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, three of the world’s great energy producers, along with our friends and allies, are committed to ensuring that global oil markets remain adequately supplied. We have agreed to take timely action to assure that global demand is met as all Iranian oil is removed from the market.

The Trump Administration and our allies are determined to sustain and expand the maximum economic pressure campaign against Iran to end the regime’s destabilizing activity threatening the United States, our partners and allies, and security in the Middle East. The President’s decision to eliminate all SREs follows the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, demonstrating the United States commitment to disrupting Iran’s terror network and changing the regime’s malign behavior. We welcome the support of our friends and allies for this effort.​

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