In the article about gas prices the headline states, “Gas prices exceed historic highs.” In the article it is reported that local prices range from $4.94 to $5.09 per gallon. It is then reported that the previous high price was $4.22 in 2008. While gas prices are unquestionably high they are not as high, controlled for inflation, as the 2008 price. According to two different inflation calculators, officialdata.org and usinflationcalculator.com, $4.22 in 2008 dollars would be $5.73 per gallon today.
For further perspective, gasoline is selling today in Germany for around 2.00 euros per liter. That calculates roughly to $8.35 per gallon.
Gas prices are unquestionably high but things could be worse.