AAA: Gas prices rising ahead of Memorial Day weekend

AAA says gas prices are on the rise leading up to the busy Memorial Day travel weekend.

In its weekly report, AAA says the national average price for a gallon of unleaded was $2.70, compared with $2.66 a week ago. Still, prices are nearly a dollar lower than a year ago.

Gas prices in the District of Columbia were up 5 cents on Sunday compared to a week earlier. The average price in D.C. was $2.79 per gallon on Sunday.

In Maryland, the average price on Friday was $2.64, compared with $2.63 a week earlier. A month ago, the average price was $2.38 per gallon in Maryland.

In Delaware, prices were mostly flat. The average remained $2.60 per gallon on Sunday and was the same a week earlier.