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Personal Finance Daily: Memorial Day gas prices set to be 22% cheaper than average

If you’re planning to kick off your summer with a Memorial Day road trip, you couldn’t have picked a better year to do so, recent research show.

Gas prices going into the holiday, considered the unofficial start to the summer driving season, are well below where they typically are at this time of year, according to data firm Bespoke Investment Group. Currently, gas costs an average of $2.36 per gallon in the U.S., more than 22% below the $3.04 average going back to 2005. It is also about 18% below the medium price of $2.36 a gallon.

Prices are so low, in fact, that it has only been cheaper to fill the tank in two other years: 2016, when prices were at $2.29 a gallon, and 2005, when they were at $2.12.

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