The Louisville area average is at $3 a gallon.
"Gas prices are typically pretty volatile in the spring time because maintenance that's going on at hte refineries and the refineries are also switching over to the more expensive summer-blended gasolines", said Stephanie Milani from AAA.
"I think they're trying to just stick us up for the holiday", said Cliff Robertson, who was filling up his auto Thursday heading into the holiday weekend.
Consumers are expected to spend, on average, $200 more on gas this summer as compared to a year ago.
Gas prices in North Carolina are at their highest level since November of 2014.
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Though gas prices have risen recently, almost nine out of 10 people from the Washington region say they will drive at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day, almost 5 percent more than a year ago.
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The American Autombile Association is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired over the Memorial Day weekend.
"I think we could see three bucks on Memorial Day", said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at gas-station finding app GasBuddy.
About 60% of new-car buyers say recent increases in gas prices have had no effect on the type of vehicle they're shopping for, according to Kelley Blue Book.
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If you'd rather skip the streets and break free of your road trip, you may be like the 3.1 million other Americans this year taking to the skies to a foreign destination.
But even as the prices are surging, there are ways to save at the pump.
Anyone grumbling about prices in New Jersey should be happy they're not in Los Angeles, where prices have jumped to over $4. In June, OPEC is expected to consider increasing oil production.
"Monday morning is generally the best, because stations drop their price over the weekend, but then Monday morning sometimes you start to see them going up", he said.
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