Retail gas prices soar to fresh record
With nationwide prices at an all-time high of $3.645 a gallon, drivers now pay 20% more than they did last year.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Retail gasoline prices have jumped to new record high, auto group AAA's Web site showed Thursday.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.645, surpassing the previous record set May 1.
Gas prices have been marching steadily higher since the start of the year.
Drivers now pay 20% more than they did a year ago, when a gallon of gas cost on average $3.034.