The new record is $2.31 per gallon. That's two cents higher than the benchmark set last year. It's also 10 cents higher than the national average.
"I think we are being ripped off," said driver in Shoreline.
The rise in crude oil prices is what's driving up the costs at the pumps, making gas stations like Costco where drivers can save a few a cents per gallon, destination spots.
"When it's over $2.20 and $2.60 for diesel, I really pay attention to that," said Larry as he filled up at a Costco.
Energy analysts predict the prices will top three dollars a gallon this year. Surveys show if it does, 30 percent of Americans will consider more fuel-efficient cars. Even now, filling up an SUV can cost $50.
"I might consider a switch to a smaller car. It's been on my mind lately, that's for sure," said Kenny of Edmonds.
In the Seattle area, prices are 47 cents more per gallon than they were at this time last year. And we haven't even hit the summer travel season, which drives prices even higher.
"It affects the school system; every business and homeowners -- it's tough," said LaRayne in Shoreline.
In the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett region, gas prices right now are at $2.34 a gallon. That up two cents from just Tuesday. A month ago the average was at $2.09. And a year ago gas cost $1.87 a gallon.
With no end in sight, one this is certain: As gas prices intensify, so will the strain on the our wallets.
"We'll be able get to find out how committed Americans are to their cars I guess," laughed a Seattle firefighter.