Holiday Weekend Sees High Gas Prices
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 24, 2018
Gas prices are on the rise as we head into the Memorial Day weekend.
Triple A forecasts that nearly 37 million travelers will hit the road for the holiday weekend. But Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson, says that compared to an average of the last three Memorial Day weekends, pump prices are nearly 50 cents more expensive and climbing.
She says trends are indicating that this summer is likely to bring the national average to at least $3/gallon.
Today, 14 states tout an average of $3.00 or more. Prices are nearing that range in several communities, including Worland and Greybull, where Sinclair posted a $2.90 price tag for regular yesterday. Cody’s Maverik stores topped that at $2.92; while Greybull’s Maverik is still at $2.89.
Wyoming was one of several states that posted large increases in gas prices over the last month, rising 22 cents per gallon since April. Triple A experts predict that motorists can expect to see prices continue to increase as tourism seasons kicks off in the Rockies region, which traditionally means inventory dwindles to the lowest levels of the year.