Record Gas Prices Could Arrive by Memorial Day CheapOair Staff April 18, 2011 general Filling up your tank before a road trip might start to hurt a little bit more as experts predict record has prices could be set at the pump by Memorial Day. Gas prices are up nationally nearly a dollar a gallon when compared to the same time period a year ago. Some predict prices could top the record set back in June 2008 when the average was $4.11 a gallon and reach the dreaded $5 a gallon. Normally gas prices jump around the fourth of July, which is the height of the summer driving season. However already escalating prices could mean less people hitting the road for a long vacation weekend. Have increasing gas prices changed your summer holiday plans? If so, leave a comment below and tell us how you plan to spend the summer months.