Gas prices are up and still cheaper than usual, AAA says

Gas hasn’t been this cheap on Memorial Day in 20 years

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Gas prices are ticking up, but not enough to cause much pain at the pump.

AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $1.96.

This is about nine cents more than a week ago.

The association said gas hasn’t been this cheap on a Memorial Day weekend in almost 20 years.

AAA expects the uptick to continue because the demand is likely to grow as the economy reopens.