The previous national record was three-dollars and fifteen-cents per gallon set in march of 19-81. One reason for the spike in prices are un-anticipated refinery shutdowns. Several major American facilities that convert crude oil to gasoline are under producing.
The supply slow-down has prompted some in congress to call for an investigation of the industry.
The lowest price for regular gas in the u-s can be found in Charleston, South Carolina. The most expensive gallon of fuel is in Chicago.
Here's a look at what you can expect here locally - at Citgo on West 26th & Zuck you'll pay 2.99 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
At the Kwik Fill on West 26th & Greengarden you'll pay 2.99. At the Kwik Fill on West Ridge Rd. & Asbury you'll pay 3.09.
And at the Sheetz on West Ridge Rd. & Asbury you'll also pay 3.09.