Published: Jul 17, 2013 6:20 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 17, 2013 6:42 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Gas prices are on the rise across the nation and on Thursday night, the numbers went up.

Gas in Southwest Florida is at $3.61 a gallon, that's up 14 cents since this time last week.

Experts say it's expected to go up until Labor day. Right now, the cost of an oil barrel and the unrest in Egypt are two reasons you are paying more at the pump.

This time last year, a gallon of gas cost a Southwest Florida driver $3.29 a gallon.

So what can you do to keep the cost down? Experts say, use your gas wisely, lighten up your load and drive the speed limit.