The all-time record of $4.11 a gallon will be broken this week, experts predict.

The average price of gas is more than $4 a gallon in the US for the second day in a row

with analysts warning the all-time record of $4.11 a gallon will be shattered in a matter of days.

On Sunday, the nationwide average at the pump was $4.01, the first time it had gone above $4 since 2008.

By Monday it had reached $4.07, according to AAA, a 46-cent increase from just a week ago and $1.30 more than this time last year.

Filling up a typical 15-gallon gas tank once a week, that works out to about $244 a month.

The cost of gas tends to rise in spring anyway, as refineries undergo maintenance before the summer driving season

On Sunday night, the price of Brent crude, the international benchmark, hit a high of $139.13 a barrel before settling at $122.89.