Similar to the past two years, retail gas prices are headed back up following Independence Day, the busiest summer holiday travel weekend. The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.
"Gas prices are on the rise and will continue to follow the upward trend for the next few weeks," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "This upward trend has occurred during the past two years and will likely happen again this year as demand for crude oil increases across the globe and geopolitical tensions remain."
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.60, 13 cents less than last week. Florida's average of $3.54 and Georgia's average of $3.45 both jumped 11 cents from last Sunday. Tennessee's average of $ 3.35 increased 10 cents from last week. Visit AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report to find national, state, and local metro market retail gasoline prices.CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES Regular Unleaded Gasoline Current Week Ago Month Ago Year AgoNational: $3.600 $3.474 $3.625 $3.393Florida: $3.537 $3.425 $3.515 $3.291Georgia: $3.452 $3.335 $3.472 $3.264Tennessee: $3.350 $3.250 $3.329 $3.127Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!