Posted at: 08/30/2013 11:37 AM
| Updated at: 08/30/2013 12:47 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Man pumps gasoline.
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Gasoline is getting a bit more expensive ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
According to the auto club AAA, the national average price of a gallon of gas rose by 1.8 cents overnight to $3.56. That's the biggest overnight increase in six weeks.
Drivers in the Capital Region pay a bit more. The average here is $3.74 per gallon of regular unleaded.
Gas is starting to track the rising price of oil, which reached a two-year high this week on fears of supply disruptions in the Middle East.
Despite rising gas prices, more people will hit the road this holiday weekend. AAA says there will be 34.1 million Americans traveling over Labor Day weekend. That's up from about 32.7 million last year. Eighty-five percent will be traveling by car.