Wednesday, November 21, 2012
AAA is forecasting that 43.6 million people will be driving to their Thanksgiving feast. And here's some good news - gas prices are expected to drop by Thursday.
AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That's an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 25. “Thanksgiving travel hit a decade low in 2008 when only 37.8 million Americans traveled,” said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet in a news release. “Since that year we have seen a steady increase in the number of travelers taking to the roads and skies for the holiday. Americans continue to find ways to economize …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac may have an influence of the price at the pump, but it isn't expected to be a long term issue.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Uncertainty over the supply of gas, with the potential disruption of refinery operations on the Gulf Coast, led to a jump in gas prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon overnight Monday, according to Mike Right vice president of public Affairs of AAA Missouri. The best regular gas prices around Chesterfield are $3.69 at the BP gas station at 110 Long Road. Most other gas stations in the area report a price of $3.79 and go up as high as $3.85. (For a daily up-to-date look at gas prices in the area, as well as information about your daily commute, check out "Commute" on the Patch home page.) Right doesn't expect the jump in gas prices to last long, probably coming back down by the Labor Day weekend. "Hopefully that's the end of it," he said…
Monday, April 4, 2011
With gas prices in Chesterfield averaging $3.54, drivers are paying almost $1 more per gallon than last year.
Gas prices in the St. Louis area have been rising steadily, and unfortunately, local experts are forecasting that the trend will continue. Currently, gas prices in the St. Louis area are averaging $3.56 a gallon, according to AAA of Missouri. That’s up from $2.59 a gallon the same time last year – an increase of almost $1. “It takes a significant bite out of family budgets, especially when you consider that a family with two cars uses about 1,200 gallons of gas a year,” said Mike Right, a spokesman for AAA of Missouri. “With an increase of $1 a gallon – that’s a $1,200 hit,” he said. Motorists in Chesterfield are paying a 2 cents less than the per-gallon average, according to a survey of prices on StLouisGasPrices.com. While predicting …