Gas Prices Reach Record Highs in Some Areas

by Jay Gray

NBC News

The price of gas continues to spin upwards and seemingly out of control.

According to AAA, the cost of fuel is close to 70-cents a gallon higher than this time last year.

The Lundberg Industry survey shows the average price per gallon is a record $3.20, the highest ever in the United States.

"It's not out of the realm of possibility to see the average to jump up to $3.50 a gallon.  Some parts of the country you will see $4.00 gallon," warned AAA National Public Relations Manager Troy Green.

Transport drivers are already paying in that price range for diesel, and in turn we're all paying a little more.

The highest average cost for regular self-serve gas right now is $3.58 a gallon in San Francisco.

According to the Lundberg Survey the cheapest place to fill up is Cheyenne, Wyoming, $2.95 a gallon.