Gas prices hit an all-time high Monday, with an average price of $3.19 per gallon in the Houston area, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The average price in New York City hit $3 per gallon, and the Los Angeles area hit $2.94 per gallon.
Prices in Denver hit $4.05 per gallon and $4 per gallon across the state.
The nationwide average for the month was $3,924.99.
The surge in gas prices comes as the U.S. has experienced a historic drought, with more than 40 percent of the nation’s landmass and water supplies experiencing severe or extreme drought, according a report released Wednesday by the U,S.
Department of Agriculture.
The report said that the drought will continue to impact the U:In a statement, the U Department of Defense said it’s looking into the situation and expects that the nation will be experiencing severe water scarcity over the next several years.
The drought is especially pronounced in the Great Plains, including the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest, according the report.
It said that in the U., the water resources of 5 percent of all land areas are under significant threat from the severe water shortages caused by the drought.
The report also warned that the U will be unable to meet the nations demand for food and other basic necessities.
It also said that food security is a critical concern.