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.
Gas prices have risen at the beginning of each year since the economic collapse – and 2013 is no exception, according to recent data.
According to the Lundberg Survey, a gallon of regular-octane gasoline costs an average of $3.75 on Long Island. That’s well above the national average of $3.32.
Motorists have been seeing higher prices at the pump in New Jersey lately.
Oil analyst Tom Kloza said that, on balance, we’ll see better prices next year, but the days of $1.39 a gallon gas are gone.
Motorists in New Jersey have been seeing sharply dropping prices at the pumps in recent the past week.