Labor Day capping record summer for gas prices

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As we approach the last big travel weekend of the year, we'll be paying about 20 cents more per gallon for gas this Labor Day than last year.

Gas prices have averaged $2.73 per gallon this summer, according to GasBuddy. This weekend's average should be about $2.84 per gallon.

"It's been a record summer. We haven't been averaging prices this high since 2014," Patrick DeHaan, the senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday.

GasBuddy looked at wages around the nation and found that filling up your tank will cost you an hour and 48 minutes' work. In 2014, when gas was $3.58 per gallon, you would need to work two hours and 30 minutes.

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