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Gas prices creeping up

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TRI-STATE (WFIE) -

Get ready to pay a lot more for your next fill-up.

The national average gas price is creeping up, and it could cross that dreaded $3 mark soon. It hasn't been that high since 2014 when the national average was almost $3.50.

Right now, it's $2.90 a gallon, which actually jumped 3 cents overnight.  That's up 6 cents in the last week, and 20 cents from last month. 

A report by AAA attributes that jump to a few things: one is the normal price jump we see every summer. The other is the Trump Administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

AAA reports at least a dozen states with averages over $3 right now including Indiana, which is right at $3.

The 14 News team saw a couple of stations in Evansville selling gas for $2.99 a gallon overnight. 

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Kentucky's average is about $2.80, but that's gone up 11 cents in the last week, the third highest increase in the nation. 

That report says we could see a $3 average everywhere this summer if nothing changes. 

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