Fact check: Rising gas prices due to high demand and low supply, not Biden's policies
The claim: Joe Biden is to blame for higher gas prices
The rising cost of gasoline is being felt across the U.S., as the national average price has gone up from $2 per gallon last year to $3 per gallon as of June 9, according to data from the American Automobile Association.
Many on social media claim President Joe Biden is to blame for this change.
"Man I haven't seen gas prices this high since the last time (a) Democrat was in office!" claims one meme shared to Facebook on May 22.
"It's called the Biden effect," commented one Facebook user under a similar May 18 Facebook post.
"Thanks to Biden another disaster to deal with," said another under a May 11 post.
Blaming Biden for this uptick isn't a new phenomenon. These claims have been in circulation since January and particularly allege Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline significantly impacted gasoline, "ensur(ing) a huge increase in gas prices for millions of us."
USA TODAY has reached out to the posters for comment.
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