A curious phenomenon has emerged in the wake of sky high gas prices in the United States: Various drivers who live near the border have started crossing into Mexico in order to fill up their gas tanks with less costly gasoline.
Per a report from the Washington Examiner, the average price for gasoline in the United State is now higher than Mexico. Specifically, according to AAA, the average price for gasoline in the United States is $4.33 per gallon. In contrast, the average price for gasoline in Mexico is $3 to $4 per gallon.
Even more attractively to American citizens, the gas prices in Juarez, Mexico is $3 per gallon. Jaurez is located across the border from El Paso, Texas.
According to Jonathan Rivas, who works as a gas station manager, more and more cars with Texas license plates are arriving to his facility. Rivas notes “more traffic” overall in his comment to El Paso Times.
Various consumers have levied complaints against the Biden administration for sky high gas prices, with one user declaring that gasoline was $2 or less per gallon for all four years of the Trump administration.
“Explain to me why gas prices were out the roof during the Clinton years, the Obama years and now the Biden years,” the anonymous consumer demanded, adding that gasoline prices also hovered around $1.50 per gallon during the administration of George W. Bush.
Aside from high gas prices, many states across the United States also add additional taxes to gas, which can exacerbate the pain at the pump.
Gas prices have steadily increased ever since Biden ascended to the Oval Office, with the price increase jumping to $2.25 per gallon in January 2021.