PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – How high will it go? Gasoline prices are on the minds of many as motorists hit the roads this holiday weekend.

The national average for gasoline is $3.85 per gallon. Last year around this time it was 99 cents cheaper.

In the Philadelphia five-county area, it’s now $3.91 per gallon on average. $1.03 more than last year.

In South Jersey, the current national average is $3.71 cents, 20 cents cheaper than the Philadelphia area’s average per gallon. Last year, South Jersey averaged $2.68 per gallon, $1.03 less than it is now.

Many commuters are wondering what prices at the pump will be for the next heavily traveled holiday, Memorial Day weekend.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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