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Check for the best gas prices before hitting the road this weekend.

Check for the best gas prices before hitting the road this weekend.

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Cost Check: Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices

Nearly a million drivers from the Washington area are expected to travel for the Memorial Day weekend, despite gas prices that are more than 50 cents higher than a year ago.

The average price for a regular gallon of gasoline in the Washington region is now $2.90, according to the American Automobile Association, and it’s above $3 in the District of Columbia.

Before you hit the road for Memorial Day travel, be sure to check gas prices in your area and potentially save a buck or two. Here are the stations offering cheapest gas prices in the region right now, according to GasBuddy.com. (Note: These are credit card prices. You may find even cheaper prices if you pay cash.)

District of Columbia

$2.85 - BP - 7605 Georgia Ave. NW and Shepherd Rd.

$2.85 - Shell - 3101 Rhode Island Ave. NE and Newton St. NE

$2.89 - Exxon - S. Dakota Ave. near 33rd Place


$2.79 - Marathon - 6400 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park

$2.81 - High’s - 116 West Central Ave., Edgewater

$2.85 - CITGO - 3501 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville


$2.75 - Sheetz - 2500 Caton Hill Rd., Woodbridge

$2.84 - Sunoco - 5200 Columbia Pike, Arlington

$2.85 - Power Fuel - 2758 Washington Blvd., Arlington

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