Maryland Drivers Expected To Travel Labor Day Weekend Despite Rising Gas Prices

Maryland Drivers Expected To Travel Labor Day Weekend Despite Rising Gas Prices

Maryland Drivers Expected To Travel Labor Day Weekend Despite Rising Gas Prices

"After next week prices should start to level off and then by mid-September we could see them start to go back down".

Gas prices are now $2.38 for unleaded regular in Tampa Bay, $2.41 in Florida, and $2.45 nationally.

The inclement weather and "spikes in gas prices typically do not inhibit holiday travel plans", said Herman Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA's East Central Pennsylvania region. Gas prices have gone up about 12 cents in the city within the past week, pumping a little more money out of Joel's pocketbook.

Gas prices rose at least 15 cents in 24 hours in several metropolitan areas, including Dallas and El Paso; Athens, Ga., and Dayton, Ohio, AAA reported Friday.

In fact, the country's largest oil refinery had to shut down Wednesday because of flooding at its Port Arthur, Texas plant.

Minnesota's typical price at the pump is about a dime less than the national average, reflecting the higher taxes that many states put on gas. Last year's Labor Day Weekend Pit Stop hosted 1,725 holiday travelers, and roughly the same number of travelers are expected this year as well.

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AAA says "yes" the prices will rise, but we won't see any actual shortages from this storm.

The slowed flow of gasoline after Hurricane Harvey is hitting Maryland drivers right before they hit the road for the holiday. With the waiver, retailers in those states are allowed to sell "winter blend" gasoline early.

The lowest Florida prices are in Tampa, with an average gallon of $2.46.

According to Mac, gas prices historically begin to go down at this time of year.

While Labor Day weekend signifies a long weekend for many, it also means drivers in Columbia and Greene counties will be paying more at the pump.

Amy Donelson, of Hurley, said she noticed the price went up but said it was not as bad as it has been in the past.

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