Gas prices rising toward $5 a gallon in US; record in UK
The auto club said the national average for a gallon of regular hit $4.97 on Thursday.
High gas prices are another on the wallets of consumers who are paying more for many other essentials too.
Prices are up a quarter in just the last week and up $1.90 from where they were a year ago.
Pump prices have been rising steadily for months, as global oil prices rise and demand for gas increases.
Prices range from an average $6.40 a gallon in California to $4.41 in Georgia.
A year ago, gas in Rapid City was about $1.70 less than what it is now.
According to AAA, the current average for regular gas in Rapid City is $4.70 per gallon, which was about $3.01 per gallon a year ago.