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Gas prices rise ahead of memorial day

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Posted at 6:01 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 06:01:15-04

The national average price for regular gasoline now sits at $2.36 per gallon, up two cents from last week.

In New York, prices have stayed the same since last week, at $2.50 per gallon. Gas costs have stayed steady as well in Western New York - holding at about $2.43 per gallon.

The projected price increase can be tied to an expected travel increase for Memorial Day weekend.39.3 million people are expected to travel this coming weekend - the most in the past 12 years, AAA says. 88% of those travelers are expected to drive.