Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices The Highest In Four Years

May 22, 2018

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Some bad news for Memorial Day weekend travelers, it will cost you more at the pump. Gas prices have jumped up 10% per gallon in the past two weeks to a national average of $2.93. The price of gas has spiked a total of 41 cents over the past three months and $.12 over the last two weeks making this the highest to pay Memorial Day gas prices since 2014, largely driven by higher crude oil costs. The price increase is also caused by the phasing in of summer-grade gasoline, which is used to prevent smog. The average price for diesel fuel also rose $.09, to a total of $3.23. According to AAA Florida's average per gallon gas price is $2.84 with higher prices reaching $3 a gallon in south Florida and the panhandle. Locally, prices per gallon range from $2.81 to $2.87.  The most recent check of gas prices across the country revealed the San Francisco Bay Area had the highest price per gallon with an average of $3.79, and the lowest average price was $2.54 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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