The price for a gallon of gas never seems to stop going up. Currently the price of gas in Chattooga County is about 15 cents higher than the state average. The lowest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas found in Chattooga County yesterday was $3.55 per gallon while the highest price was $3.70. The statewide average price for a gallon of gas yesterday was $3.59. Experts say they see no end in sight to the rising price of gas. While Chattooga County gas prices are high, they are even higher in neighboring Floyd County. The highest price for a gallon of gas in Floyd County yesterday was $4.20 per gallon. Truckers protested in the nation’s capital and airlines are talking of exponential increases in the price of air plane tickets because of the fuel prices. Local businesses are feeling the affects of the increased fuel prices as well. The price of freight continues to escalate and many manufacturers and suppliers are now adding fuel surcharges to deliveries. The price of fuel is also affecting the price of steel. Steel has seen a dramatic increase over the past several weeks. Many local residents are taking advantage of the higher steel prices by hauling scrap metal. According to one local businessman in Chattooga County, scrap metal is bringing over $11 a hundred at recycling centers in Rome.