With the temperature rising, so will the gas prices

With the temperature rising, so will the gas prices

Brent crude, the standard for global oil prices, shed $1.24, or 2.5 percent, to $48.06 a barrel in London.

All told, analysts expect gas prices to continue rising for the rest of the summer.

The national average is about 12 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.

AAA Northeast said Monday that the price of self-serve, regular is averaging $2.21 per gallon.

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.

Gas prices went up in the St. Louis area over the last week, but only slightly.

"That wasn't at all expected this year", he said.

AAA found gasoline selling for as low as $2.09 and as high as $2.44 per gallon in the state. Drivers in Charleston-North Charleston pay the highest average prices in the state at $2.02 a gallon.

Motorists in the Tampa Bay area and in Jacksonville had the lowest gas prices in the state with the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, the Tampa-St.

"Fortunately, gas prices will drop after Labor Day, as demand weakens and refiners switch to winter-blend gasoline".

The average price for gasoline in Tennessee rose 3 cents during the past week.

The motor club reported a national average retail price of $2.28 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline on Tuesday, unchanged from the previous day, about 1 percent higher than last week and 5 percent, or 12 cents per gallon, higher than this time a year ago.

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