Over the past few weeks, gas prices have become very erratic, with unpredictable upward surges. The current political and economic climate of the world has tremendously affected the movement of gas prices. With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, there is good news for residents from all over the country who are looking for a road trip over the long weekend.
According to AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, regular unleaded gasoline currently plays around $3.70 per gallon which is comparably higher than the previous year. But despite this upsurge, AAA has noted a slight decrease in gas prices over the weekend – just in time for the upcoming holiday.
During this week, regular unleaded gasoline in some parts of the country has already dropped 12 cents according to AAA Auto Club South. On a national level, gas prices have reduced by 8.8 percent over the past week.
Following this downward trend, travelers can now see no reason to hold their road trip. Gas stations are starting to consider a slight decrease on their gas prices. Things are expected to improve for the Memorial weekend.
On average, families planning to have their road trip will spend around $870, including their travel, lodging and food expenses. Travelers consider the Memorial Weekend an ideal time for visiting their families and friends, dining out, sightseeing, shopping and enjoying the nightlife.
Nationally, it is projected that 34 million will have their road trip, which is slightly higher than last year.