This morning, the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEARCA:UGA) is once again trading higher. The UGA is climbing by 0.97 cents to $58.09 a share. The move today in the UGA puts it at a new three year high. Gasoline prices at the pump have steadily increased since late December 2011. The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States is now $3.89 a gallon. Many parts of the country are paying much higher prices, California residents are paying $4.51 a gallon on average. High gasoline prices are a direct tax on the U.S. consumer. Everyone should remember that U.S. consumer spending accounts for 70.0 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States.