When you're filling up your gas tank, you may be noticing the pain of pump prices.
And according to AAA, they may not be slowing down anytime soon.
Many people are wondering what's behind the price jump.
According to AAA, the average price in Macon is $3.28. That's up 23 cents since last week.
But some Riverside Drive stations are sitting as high as $3.35.
"It's a supply in demand, and we really don't control it here," says Greg Jones, Geological Advisor for Exxon Mobile.
Jones says the price of gas depends on what happens overseas.
"When we have a crisis overseas, that directly affects the price," he says.
According to Jessica Brady with AAA, the prices jumped in the past month because of concerns with what was going to happen in the Middle East.
She says, they skyrocketed even more in the past week because of the oil disruptions in Libya that cut nearly 1 million barrels of oil per day.
Brady says, she's expecting the prices to steadily increase because the protesting in the Middle East is spreading to Libya's neighboring countries as well.
She says, typically, prices start going up in mid-March into summer, regardless of what's going on overseas.
Both Brady and Jones say, right now, it's a just a game of wait and see on what prices will do next.
"It is controlled a lot right now by politics overseas, and I can't tell ya what's going to happen in Libya tomorrow, or Egypt tomorrow, or Saudi Arabia," says Jones.
Brady says, the oil market is a global market, and because the U.S. is the number one oil consumer, we are directly affected by what happens in other countries.