Gas prices in U.S. tick up as Memorial Day, summer driving season near

May 2 (UPI) — The price for gasoline has started to rise again in the United States as the national average climbed Monday to just under $4.20 per gallon.

The average represents a 3-cent increase from last week and about $1.30 over a year ago, according to AAA. A week ago, the average was $4.12.

The average for premium gasoline was $4.86 on Monday and $5.32 for diesel.

Multiple factors are behind the increases, according to experts, such as tighter supplies, the war in Ukraine and the coming Memorial Day holiday later this month.


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