(CBS DETROIT) — Gas prices in Metro Detroit reached a new high after experiencing an increase over Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.

The average price for regular gas is at $4.73 a gallon as of Tuesday, which is 2 cents more than Monday, 13 cents more than last week and $1.65 more than last year.

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In addition, the state of Michigan’s average gas price also reached a new high Tuesday, sitting at $4.61 a gallon, 1 cent below the national average.

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AAA says despite high gas prices, the domestic gas demand may climb as drivers travel over the next few months for the summer.

“So far, the pent-up urge to travel caused by the pandemic outweighs high pump prices for many consumers,” Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson, said in a statement. “But 67% of drivers recently surveyed told us they would change their driving habits if gas hit $4.50 a gallon. That number rises to 75% at $5 a gallon. If pump prices keep rising, will people alter their summer travel plans? That remains to be seen.”

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