Gas hits another record high in Columbus

Gasoline prices hit another record high Friday in Columbus.

The average price of regular unleaded hit $3.559 per gallon locally, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. That's up from $3.521 per gallon, or three and eight-tenths higher, than on Thursday.

That's also up from $3.211 per gallon a month ago and $2.772 per gallon on April 25 a year ago.

Atlanta recorded the highest average pump price in Georgia at $3.589 per gallon, trailed by Athens at $3.583 and Columbus.

The state's lowest average could be found in Augusta, which was $3.466 per gallon.

Diesel fuel prices also hit a record high Thursday in Columbus, registering $4.18 per gallon.

Nationally, more all-time highs were set.

The U.S. average for regular unleaded Thursday was $3.577 per gallon, compared to $3.556 Thursday, AAA reported. Diesel was $4.233 per gallon, up about a penny.