Because of the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, consumers are paying the price at the gas pump and it's only going to get worse.

The other day I noticed unleaded regular gasoline was selling for around $3.86 per gallon. Currently it's past that number and still climbing and there's nothing we can do about it.

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According to the Detroit Free Press:

The average price in the state on Monday for regular unleaded was $3.97 a gallon, according to AAA. That's 60 cents more than this time last month, and $1.25 more than this time last year.

If you break it down, it means you'll most likely pay close to $60 for a full tank of gas if you have a 15 gallon tank. And yes, this is ridiculous.

Right now gas prices in Detroit are over $4.00 a gallon and even the Upper Peninsula is feeling the pain at the pump with gas prices setting a new 2022 record.

Not much you can do to fight this other than driving an electric car or just not driving as often as you normally do. Just cut back on driving and only pay for gas when you absolutely need some.

The Detroit Free Press also tells us:

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, is projecting that prices at the pump could jump as soon as Monday to $4.29 to $4.59 a gallon. According to GasBuddy, the average in Michigan was $4.064 a gallon on Sunday.

The timing for this couldn't come at a worse time considering that Michiganders are going to start making plans for spring break and summer vacations as well.

If these gas prices continue to rise, more and more people will most likely consider other plans for summer vacation, like a staycation.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.