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Gas prices surging before Memorial Day weekend

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Gas prices are already making big jumps before drivers hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

AAA believes approximately 34 million people will hit the roads this holiday weekend. 

This year, drivers will pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices since 2005. But, it's hard to believe with such big jumps at the pump this month and this week.

It's not just the typical holiday spike this time around.

AAA says wildfires in Canada aren't helping the prices. Planned and unplanned refinery maintenance is also causing prices to fluctuate in the region. Output at BP’s Whiting, Indiana plant and the BP-Husky plant in Toledo are expected to be limited for the next few weeks.

If oil prices keep rising, you'll likely pay even more all summer long.

The Tri-State is higher than the national average for a gallon of gas, which was at $2.29 Tuesday, according to AAA.

A gallon in Ohio is $2.44, a 27 cent increase over last month.

Indiana is at $2.35 a gallon, which is up 16 cents from last month.

Kentucky is at $2.33 a gallon, a jump of 18 cents from last month.

If you're filling up in Cincinnati, prepare to pay the most. An average gallon is $2.46, up 20 cents this week and 30 cents this month.

To find the lowest gas prices around the Tri-State, use our gas gauge.  

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