Gas prices increased during Memorial Day weekend

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The road trip you were planning this Memorial Day weekend could put a strain on your wallet.

Gas prices are averaging higher than Memorial Day weekend in 2012.

AAA said that the average price of gas is $4.20 in the Chicago area, and the gas prices peaked at $4.80 in some areas. However, some prices at the pump are much higher, especially in areas closer to downtown.

Some Midwest refineries are encountering problems which led to higher gas prices as well as a switch to summer blends to meet federal clean-air standards.

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