The national average price of gas hit a new record high Tuesday of $4.36 per gallon, rising just above the previous record set in March, according to GasBuddy.
In just the last seven days, the national average price of fuel rose over 15 cents per gallon.
Experts said they believe costs could continue to climb through Memorial Day as summer road trip season begins and oil prices remain volatile.
AAA is reporting that the average price across Virginia is $4.24, slightly lower than the national average. In the valley, gas prices are averaging $4.18-4.20 per gallon. The highest fuel cost in Virginia are mainly in the metro areas around NOVA, Richmond and Tidewater where prices are averaging $4.26-4.60 per gallon