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.
The jump in price was expected after a barrel of oil traded above $100 for more than two weeks.
Tensions in Egypt along with positive economic news and a decrease in oil supplies pushed crude prices beyond a 12-month high.
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.60, 13 cents less than last week.
Georgia’s average of $3.45 jumped 11 cents from last week.
According to Motortrend.com, the low retail price for gasoline in Elbert County is $3.21.