Jul 5, 2013 7:46 AM by Lacey Steele
Crude oil prices shot up over $100 a barrel this week for the first time in more than a year.
USA Today reports the price is going up because of concern about the political crisis in Egypt.
Although Egypt is not a major oil producer, it controls the Suez Canal raising fears of a supply disruption.
The concern is if oil stays above $100 a barrel it could cause gasoline prices to rise.