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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you are planning to enjoy the beautiful weather with a weekend getaway, you will be paying a bit more for that trip.

AAA announced that Oklahoma’s average gas price is $3.41 per gallon, which is the highest price in six months.

Officials say the state’s average has jumped two cents in the past week but is still seven cents below last year’s prices.

Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma, said, “Over the last three years, the national average has been peaking earlier and earlier. In 2011, the spring high of $3.98 was recorded on May 5; in 2012, the high of $3.94 was hit on April 5; and in 2013, the national spring price reached $3.79 on Feb. 27, which was the earliest peak on record.”

Currently, the national average is $3.52 per gallon.

Experts say the jump is because of stations switching over to summer-blend gasoline.