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Will Higher Gas Prices Impact Your Labor Day Travel?

Gas prices have climbed 22 cents this month across Rhode Island, and 32 cents nationwide. How will this impact holiday travel?

 

As city residents gear up for Labor Day weekened, local gas prices continue to creep up.

According to AAA Southern New England, the average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is currently $3.86, up 22 cents from this time last month.   That is 7 cents, on average, more expensive than motorists pay in Massachusetts, but 17 cents less expensive than pumps in Connecticut.

The local spike is not as bad as the national average, which has seen an increase of 32 cents per gallon this past month. 

Prices in the area range between $3.67 a gallon and $3.85, with the cheapest price currently at Stop and Shop at 70 Pulaski Boulevard in Bellingham, MA, next door.

According to AAA, gas prices should go down after Labor Day.  

Will the spike in gas prices impact your Labor Day plans?  How do you change your driving habits when prices climb?

English first August 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Shopping at Stop and Shop and collecting the gas points helps a little.
Mr.Sluggo August 31, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Nah,Clint Eastwood says everything's gonna be okey dokey.I'm gonna spend,spend,spend.
Russell Archambault August 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM
that a way, ef worry about a few pennies. while its costing dollars.
give me a break September 01, 2012 at 10:24 AM
gas price not bad it the freaking taxes
English first September 01, 2012 at 11:35 AM
taxed to death. I agree. Just go over the border into Connecticut. Their taxes make ours look good. Then go the other direction to Massachusetts. They are lower there. It is the taxes that are the finical burden.
Mr.Sluggo September 01, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Remember when they called it Taxachussets?Not so anymore.

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