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This image is actually from 2015, not 2021.
National average gas prices on Jan. 6, 2021, were around $2.25 to $2.32 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
For many Americans, Jan. 6, 2021, is seared in memory as the day a crowd of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
But an image circulating on Facebook invokes what it claims is a different memory from that day:
"Never forget January 6th" read the words across an image of a Citgo gas station sign advertising regular gas at $1.99 a gallon. "Oh yeah, Jan. 6, 2021," the caption in the June 17 Facebook post said. "When Americans could still afford to get to work."
Facebook post, June 17, 2022
Tweet, June 15, 2022
Snopes, "'Never forget Jan. 6' Gas price photos date from Obama era," June 16, 2022
U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Weekly U.S. Regular All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices (Dollars per Gallon)," accessed June 21, 2022
Flickr, accessed June 21, 2022
The Associated Press, "Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher," June 11, 2022
U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol website, accessed June 21, 2022
PolitiFact, "No easy answers on reducing US gas prices, despite political ads' claims," June 15, 2022
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