Traveling for Memorial Day? Pack extra gas money

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick

As many across the state and country finalize their plans to hit the road for fun this Memorial Day weekend, sources predict 1 gallon of gas will cost more than $5.

AAA Alabama Public Relations and Marketing Director Clay Ingram said Alabama drivers should prepare for higher prices as demand for gas increases.

Describing “a lot of pent-up demand for people to get out and travel,” Ingram said prices “probably will get worse before (they get) better.”

AAA reported today that the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 10 cents to $4.58 since Monday.

According to a Monday press release, AAA estimates more than 34 million people will drive more than 50 miles away from home for trips and vacations this year, an increase of 8.3% from the summer of 2021.

To view gas prices across the country, check out AAA’s interactive map here.

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