Gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The survey estimated 3.1 million people will travel by air, a almost 7 percent increase and the fifth year of consecutive air travel volume increases.

In 2014, there were 9,967 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of.08 or higher, accounting for 31 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year, according to AAA.

CT comes in at $3.13 a gallon with New Jersey just over $3 a gallon.

It's a tradition for thousands of families across MI, hook up the camper, the boat and head north for Memorial Day weekend.

With gas prices not spiking, Americans are taking to their cars in record numbers.

"The real interesting departure is it's not that they're flying within the United States".

Gas prices in North Carolina are at their highest level since November of 2014.

Gas prices spike before travel-heavy Memorial Day weekend, but travelers so far are undeterred

The Transportation Security Administration said it expects this weekend will set the stage for a record-breaking summer travel season, with 243 million passengers and crew projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Nationally, 36.6 million said they plan to drive somewhere this weekend, 4.7 percent more than a year ago.

"They're not quite ridiculously high yet", Tyson said.

If prices don't calm down, some drivers could decide to stay home rather than pay up at the pump. "That sticker shock to the American family could get worse".

"The Federal Trade Commission has found this cycle, though maddening, can actually save people a couple cents a gallon", DeHaan said. A Goldman Sachs spokesperson suggested to CNN Money on May 11 that Trump could decide to use the emergency stockpile of stored oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to compensate for a decrease in Iranian oil production.

In fact, Saudi Arabia said this week that OPEC and Russian Federation could supply more oil to world markets "in the near future". Prices jump up in huge amounts then they start to trickle back down.

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