A customer holds a fuel nozzle at a gas station in San Francisco on April 27. According to AAA, the national average for regular gasoline has risen to $4.328 a gallon. (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg, Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Prices at the pump are once again flirting with record highs. That’s adding to inflationary headaches for families, the U.S. economy and the White House.

The national average for regular gasoline rose to $4.328 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. That’s a fraction of a penny shy of the all-time high of $4.331 set on March 11.

Gas prices have climbed 13 cents over the past week and stand well above the recent low of $4.07 a gallon.

Prices at the pump were already high heading into 2022 as supply failed to recover from COVID-19 as fast as demand….

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