Stop us if you've heard this one before...Gas prices have hit another new record high today in New York State.  With the official start of summer coming up with Memorial Day weekend, things are going to be a little harder on your wallet if you are looking to take a road trip.

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Prices across New York State surged another .18 cents a gallon according to the latest information released by AAA.  One year ago, the national average was at $3.04 a gallon.

Credit - AAA

Here in Western New York, we are seeing a surge at the pumps as well as prices jumped .20 cents a gallon over the last week from $4.62 to $4.82 a gallon.  The previous all-time high for the price of gas per gallon in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region was $4.27 back in 2008.

Credit - AAA

We first broke the all-time high back in March of this year when a gallon of gas hit $4.37 a gallon.  And now comes the news from JP Morgan that we could be looking at prices topping the $6 a gallon mark by the time we hit summer here in Western New York.

Compared to the rest of the nation, New York is one of the highest when it comes to the price of gas per gallon, as we currently sit at the 8th highest price in the country.  California currently sits at the top of the list at $6.06 a gallon.  Oklahoma currently has the cheapest gas in the country at $4.03 a gallon.

AAA is predicting that 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, which is an increase of 8.3% over 2021.

7 Photos To Show How Busy This WNY Gas Station Can Be

If you try to go to the Seneca One gas station in Buffalo on Perry St. after noon, it's going to be busier than you could imagine, and what I mean by that is -- there will be a longer wait to get gas than there is to talk to a customer service representative.

If you don't believe me, let the photos below explain for themselves.

Seneca One Stop - Buffalo Creek

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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