Apr 22 2019 After achieving to restart trade negotiations, penalizing investments of European companies do not seem like a smart move. the white house confirmed the reports ahead of a press conference with secretary of state mike pompeo at 8. Gasoline prices have already reached as high as $4. 70 a gallon in some parts of California, according to the American Automobile Association. Gasoline prices have already reached as high as $4. 70 a gallon in some parts of California, according to the American Automobile Association. There was immediate reaction in the financial markets, which try to predict where gasoline prices are headed. and international sanctions in play, delivery of humanitarian aid is risky business.