High Gas Prices Not Deterring Travelers This Weekend

High Gas Prices Not Deterring Travelers This Weekend

According to statistics from AAA, gas prices in Woodbury County averaged about $2.75 per gallon as of Sunday.

More than a dozen other states tout a gas price average of $3 or more. As of Friday afternoon, the average price of regular gas in the area was $2.90, up from $2.15 on May 25, 2017. Right now, Georgia is averaging $2.85 a gallon. Wyoming, Minnesota and OH round out the top six.

According to AAA, the national average going into the weekend is $2.97 cents a gallon, which is 20 cents more than last month and roughly 60 cents more than this time a year ago.

However, prices in the southeast, prices are still some of the lowest in the country.

In fact, Saudi Arabia said this week that OPEC and Russian Federation could supply more oil to world markets "in the near future". "Demand is certainly very high in light of a strong US and global economy and supply has been curtailed deliberately to drive prices back up". "I don't know what we'll do when prices go up".

"I put $60 in it just now and it did not fill it", said Keith Carline who was traveling to Traverse City.

Holly Brazeal is ready to hit the road this holiday weekend.

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"Texans are paying 60 cents more for a gallon of gas compared to Memorial Day weekend a year ago", said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson.

"Wholesale gas prices have retreated slightly from their 52-week high point reached on May 10, but so far that hasn't been enough to push down prices at the pump", Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring explained in the release.

Farmer says the hike can be linked to decisions made in DC.

With an extra day off work, several are taking their Memorial Day celebrations out of town. "This factors into the gasoline price". But there are some people who won't be jamming the highways for a weekend getaway.

Despite rising gas prices, about 36.6 million Americans will take a road trip this Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer travel, according to AAA, a travel services company that also tracks gas prices nationwide.

Not a single state is projected to see a decrease in the number of people traveling by auto, according to an AAA spokesperson.

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