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Commuters Worried About Increasing Gas Prices During Holiday Season

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – How high will it go? Gasoline prices are on the minds of many as motorists hit the roads this holiday weekend.

The national average for gasoline is $3.85 per gallon. Last year around this time it was 99 cents cheaper.

In the Philadelphia five-county area, it’s now $3.91 per gallon on average. $1.03 more than last year.

In South Jersey, the current national average is $3.71 cents, 20 cents cheaper than the Philadelphia area’s average per gallon. Last year, South Jersey averaged $2.68 per gallon, $1.03 less than it is now.

Many commuters are wondering what prices at the pump will be for the next heavily traveled holiday, Memorial Day weekend.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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  • Joseph Pearl

    Thanks for reporting this development. Very important to my practice as a consumer attorney.

    Joseph Pearl
    Bakersfield Bankruptcy Attorney

  • Resign, Obama

    Must be Bush’s fault. Drill, baby, drill!

    • Whose Really in Charge

      Exactly!! Stop being afraid of the environmantalist and drill! Does America still belong to America? We import more than we export and that’s horrible.

      Obama wasn’t President when this happened in the 70’s. He wasn’t President when it happened in the 80’s or when it briefly a few years ago. Speculators and Environmentalists are the ones who are really in control of gas prices.

  • grumpy

    Nothing like a good old fashion nationwide strike wouldn’t cure…Opps, I’m sorry this is America. The sheeples have no b@lls!

  • tank

    Think about it a bus runs on fuel
    last time fuel prices went up they put surcharges on transportation and never lowered the cost when fuel prices went back down get ready

  • Milton Street

    take a bus

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