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Memorial Gas Prices Encourage Summer Travel

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Encouraging news for travelers hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend. Gas prices in North Dakota are about 67 cents per gallon lower than they were at this time last year.

That's when refinery issues sparked Midwest regional price spikes, with a record high of $4.36 cents a gallon in Bismarck last May.

"We're projecting that 36 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more over the Memorial Day weekend. Which is up about one and a half percent from last year and the highest travel numbers in almost a decade," says Gene LaDoucer of AAA.

AAA says lower Memorial Day weekend prices set a good stage for what could be a busy summer travel season.

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