Why gas prices will keep rising this summer

That jump in gasoline prices you've noticed in the last week may have more than a little to do with geopolitics

Roseville motorists aren't getting any relief at the pump as gas prices once again push higher this week. By comparison though, the average price of gas during this time of year in 2013 was $3.42 per gallon. To save money, check out Roseville's lowest prices leaderboard for gasoline.

In Hampton Roads, gas prices averaged $2.70 per gallon Monday.

As the mercury continues to rise nationwide, so does the price of gas here in Eastern North Carolina.

- Road trips will cost more this year thanks to higher gas prices.

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The entire country has seen gas prices rise in the last week to a national average of $2.87 a gallon after the price of crude oil hit $71 a barrel which is the highest price for crude since 2014.

Sticker shock at the gas pump has been most severe for motorists in OH, where the average price shot up by 15 cents a gallon. Oakland- $3.69/g, up 4.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.65/g.

The price of premium gas, required for most high-performance cars, is already well past $3 a gallon - which is significantly more expensive than diesel fuel. In the summer of 2014, the average price rose above $3 a gallon, just before OPEC increased production in an unsuccessful effort to drive US shale producers out of business.

With sanctions expected to be back in place within the next three to six months, Iran's crude exports are forecasted to decrease, pushing oil prices higher, AAA said. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms.

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