Gasoline jumped to a record high today in Columbus on the eve of a typically heavily traveled Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The average price of regular unleaded hit $3.833 locally, up a penny from Wednesday, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report and the Oil Price Information Service.
Columbus gas prices are 36 cents per gallon higher than they were a month ago. They are 77 cents per gallon higher than on May 22 a year ago.
Atlanta has the highest average price today in Georgia at $3.84 per gallon, also an all-time high for that city. Atlanta, Athens and Columbus each have been jockeying for the state's highest fuel price over the last few weeks.
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The state's lowest average can be found in Augusta at $3.72 per gallon.
Diesel fuel prices also spiked higher today in Columbus to an all-time high of $4.60 per gallon, up four cents from the day before.
Nationally, more records fell. The U.S. average for regular unleaded gas was $3.83 per gallon, AAA reported, while diesel reached $4.59 per gallon.