More Americans are expected to hit the road over the upcoming Labor Day holiday compared with any year since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a travel forecast issued by AAA.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.48, down four cents from last week and 12 cents compared to last month.
The summer spike in gas prices has drivers feeling the pain at the pump, but that financial stress could be rippling through the rest of the economy as well.
Gas prices continue creeping back up to the dreaded $4 per gallon mark. That critical threshold could effect the cost of living.
If it seems like you’re shelling out more for gas in the past few days that’s because you are. Gas prices have gone up more than a dime this month.
34.8 million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles, but 31.2 million are expected on the roads, according to Robert Sinclair with AAA New York.
Although gas prices have nudged up a few cents in the past week, the average price of a gallon of regular, $3.78 on Long Island, is actually about $0.21 less heading into this Memorial Day weekend than this time a year ago.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said 29 gas stations have either reached settlements or are being sued for price gouging.
Prices at the pump continued to drop this week in New Jersey.
The shortest month of the year was jam-packed with news.
The rising gas prices are putting a damper on demand and big profit pressure on individual station owners.
With gas prices reaching the stratosphere, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is mounting an aggressive campaign against price gouging. But some lawmakers say there may be a way to give drivers a cash break at the pump.
It’s been sticker shock at the gas pumps for more than a month. Almost daily, there have been price hikes, adding 45 cents to the cost of each gallon. But are our elected officials willing to do something about the skyrocketing prices?
The average price for a gallon of gas has jumped twenty-seven cents since Christmas and has hit a season high. Families are running fewer errands and spending more time shopping at malls, trying to get necessities from several stores at once.
Gas prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks, putting an added burden on many already struggling to get by.