The price at the pump continues to skyrocket with AAA saying the national average is now close to $3.00 a gallon. . The average cost per gallon has jumped six cents this past week to $2.96 per gallon, and is more than $3.00 a gallon in at least 20 states nationwide. If you want premium that's gonna cost you even more. According to AAA, the average cost for premium spiked to over $4.00 a gallon in states like California and Hawaii. Experts say gas prices have been rising steadily for months and they expect them to continue to increase. Since last November the average price per gallon of regular gas in the U.S. Has skyrocketed by 75 cents. An independent energy analyst wrote, “The markets clearly see the Biden/Harris administration as one that will work to inhibit U.S. Oil production, which will also have the effect of tightening the global market, and traders have responded by driving up the price of crude oil.” However some believe the nation is seeing a spike due to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.