The Associated Press reports that North Dakota gas prices remain below the national average.

Figures from show that the average price of gas across North Dakota is $1.96 while most gas stations around the Bismarck-Mandan area are charging $1.99.

Senior petroleum analyst Greg Laskoski tells the Associated Press that gas prices are expected to increase when summer travel kicks into high gear.

Maybe the next time you hit the pump, ask an attendant for a to-go box.

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