West Virginia residents typically spend more than 10 percent of their annual income to fill up at the pump, according to Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito.
Capito said in a report earlier this month that an independent analysis found that residents of West Virginia are pay the second highest gas prices in the country as a percentage of average income.
Data for the report came from the U.S. Census Bureau, AAA Fuel Gauge report and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Over the Easter weekend the lowest regular gasoline price in Jefferson County was $4.09, which was the same at all Sheetz, Martins, Liberty, Sunoco and 7-Eleven establishments.
“This administration’s energy policies are bad for the economy and bad for West Virginians,” said Capito.
Capito said the people of West Virginia should be outraged at these findings.
“Enough is enough,” Capito said.
One year ago gasoline per gallon averaged $3.79 in West Virginia.