The highest price on the First Coast, according to Gasbuddy.com, is at the Shell station in Yulee on US 17 near Interstate 95, where a gallon of unleaded regular gas was running at $2.78 per gallon on Monday.
Regular gasoline averaged $2.42 a gallon Monday, according to the Energy Information Administration. This summer, gasoline consumption is expected to increase just 24,000 barrels a day from last year's record. That's about 29 cents higher than this time past year.
Anchorage- $2.73/g, up 8.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.65/g.
On the other hand, crude oil production in the United States is up, creating saturation in the market that keeps prices from rising higher. Many areas are nearing completion of the transition to summer gasoline, and with it comes a complex list of various summer blends of gasoline that cause the price at the pump to be more expensive every spring.
"Over the years, public opinion for whether a gallon of gasoline is too high or too low has fluctuated as much as the price itself", AAA said.
The average price for a gallon of gas on Monday in the Bradenton-Sarasota area, according to AAA.
"Demand for gasoline likely will be flat or slightly lower than past year because of the increase in price", DeHaan said.More news: LeEco Backs Out of $2 Billion Vizio Acquisition
If you're living in the Western United States, home to six of the most expensive states for gasoline, you're probably eyeing this year's national average with envy.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. Crude oil futures rallied following last week's US missile strike against a Syrian air base amid concerns that further unrest could lead to oil supply disruptions.
Wholesale gas prices rose 7 cents last week as demand rose and gasoline supplies fell.
The latest GasBuddy.com survey of ME gas stations shows the average price of gas rose 4.4 cents to $2.31 per gallon last week.
Gas prices rise over the summer as more people hit the road to take advantage of the warmer weather and school breaks.
State of Tennessee- $2.13, up 4.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.09.
AAA said the crude oil market has largely recovered after spending almost three weeks under $50 per barrel.