Remember paying less than $3 for a gallon of gas? These high prices we have been dealing has made it seem like $2 gas was so long ago, so one conservative group is reminding Iowans of a time with lower gas prices.

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Americans for Prosperity Iowa is the group that hosted an event Thursday that gave Iowans a taste of what gas prices were the day President Joe Biden took office says an article in KCRG. The event called the “True Cost of Washington” gave customers gas at a discounted rate.

This price was only offered between 11 am and 1 pm Thursday at Big 10 Mart in Hiawatha.


So what was that discounted price? $2.289 per gallon!

The $2.289 gas price came from the national average price of gas when Biden took office. The average price in Iowa reported on January 13, 2021, was $2.27 per gallon.

As of Wednesday, July 20th, the average price for a regular unleaded gallon of gasoline in Iowa was $4.24. While this is down 22 cents, it is still $1.25 higher than one year ago.

The purpose of doing an event like this is to show how high inflation has gotten in Iowa.

A quick look at the Gas Buddy app, gas in Iowa ranges from $3.94 per gallon to $4.49 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Luckily, Iowa is still under the national average which reports are saying is $4.52 a gallon.

With gas prices rising as they have been, many ag leaders have been advocating hard for Biden to implement year-round sales of E15. Currently, a waiver only allows its sale for the summer of 2022.

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