UNITED STATES -- Officials in the White House now fear that the skyrocketing cost of gas could undermine President Obama's chances of re-election. President Obama is in Florida Thursday to promote a new energy strategy that he says will reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil in the long term.
Oil prices are above $100 a barrel as uncertainty in Iran continues. Iran has blocked the shipment of oil to several European nations this week.
According to AAA.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in the US is $3.61. In New York State, drivers are paying even more than that. According to AAA, the average in New York is $3.89 a gallon.