Gas prices have been creeping up nationally and locally, with prices now at their highest point in three years.

With Memorial Day approaching, gas prices are expected to rise even further, despite hitting a national average of $2.80 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association.

In the District of Columbia, a gallon of gasoline now costs $2.89, up from $2.55 at this same point a year ago. Prices in the District are up eight cents in the last month.

AAA noted that the District of Columbia is one of the most profitable places to sell gasoline. The profit margin on a gallon of gasoline in the District is 42 cents, placing the city in the top 10 nationally in terms of profitability.

Here’s a look at the gas price trend:

National

Today - $2.80
One Month Ago -$2.75
One Year Ago - $2.40

D.C. Metro

Today - $2.75
One Month Ago -$2.63
One Year Ago - $2.36

District of Columbia

Today - $2.89
One Month Ago -$2.81
One Year Ago - $2.55

Maryland

Today - $2.78
One Month Ago -$2.67
One Year Ago - $2.40

Virginia

Today - $2.61
One Month Ago -$2.46
One Year Ago - $2.21

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