When to gas up for Memorial Day weekend

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Driving for Memorial Day weekend?

It’s a Memorial Day weekend unlike any other, as holiday travel will be met with gas prices that continue to shatter national records. Gas prices have been increasing for nearly two weeks, with the national average at $4.59 a gallon, according to AAA, a 42-cent jump from when the national record was initially broken in March

Yet despite the pain at the pump being felt nationwide, the holiday weekend is expected to result in more travel across the country compared with last year. Travel is expected be 8% heavier than in 2021, with 82% of it by car. All in all, location data company Arrivalist predicts some 38 million Americans will hit the road this weekend.

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