Gas Prices & Travelers Both Up From Last Year

It will cost more to travel this holiday season than last year, but that increase doesn't seem to be stopping people from hitting the roads.

Drivers will find prices on average about 30 cents higher than last year.

Triple-A forecasts about 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home which is a 1.4 percent increase from last year. Triple-A expects about 2.4 million people will hit the highways in NC.

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  • by excuse me on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    This really surprises me that gas prices would go up at this time of year. With everyone traveling to friends and family near and far. Just about everyone will be going somewhere and will need gas to get there. Good old USA!! with China made goods, extra high food prices, no jobs, free living expenses for the thugs, and handed down welfare generations. Where the rich get even richer and the working man gets in the rear without a kiss.
  • by Business Student Location: NC on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:15 PM
    Since Obama became president food prices have gone sky high. Companies pass thier gas price on the consumer. Thats us. So they can make a profit & pay thier employees.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:42 PM
    What happened? Facts taken from US Govenment Gas Charts! The last day G W Bush was in office the gas price at the retail pump was only $1.61 per gallon. Yep we all got Hesseins's Hope N Change. Will we get fooled again. Our Golfer N Chief.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:48 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Yeah look what he has done to Coal companies.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    Yeah and I see that NC state gas tax is going up first of the year, too. When does it all stop.
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      by Wharf Rat on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:17 AM in reply to Greg
      It will not stop until the working folks of America can absolutely, positively, take no more.

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