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Memorial Weekend Gas Prices

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CARTHAGE, MISSOURI -

Drivers in the Show-Me-State are feeling some extra pain in their wallets this memorial weekend. 

According to AAA, the average price of gas in Missouri is $2.72 per gallon for unleaded gasoline. That's up 56-cents per gallon compared to last memorial weekends average. 

And it's not any better in the Joplin and surrounding cities.. where the average price is 60-cents per gallon higher than it was last year. 

One Carthage resident says if gas prices keep going up, it might affect his travel plans. 

Rocky Riddle says, "I don't know what affecting them, their prices all of a sudden. Down and up all the time, looks like it could get a medium somewhere there. Seems like they just jack it up during the summer time when you're trying to go somewhere. If they stoop right here it won't be too bad, but if they go up any higher might affect where we go."

The national fuel average this weekend is $2.93 per gallon.. making it the highest fuel average during Memorial Weekend since 2014. 

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