Drivers in New Jersey are seeing prices at the pump continue to increase ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Officials with AAA Mid-Atlantic say the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state as of Monday, May 21st, is $2.97, which is up 5 cents for last week.
This time last year drivers were paying $2.36.
And New jersey isn't the only place seeing higher prices, with drivers throughout the country paying nearly $3 at the pump.
Analysts say gasoline inventories dropped while demand and oil prices remain high.
But even though gas prices are likely to be the highest since 2014, it doesn't look like it's keeping residents from traveling this upcoming weekend as AAA is projecting the highest Memorial Day weekend travel volume since 2005.
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