YOUR TURN: Do 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 folks gear up for Labor Day weekend, 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 what 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, Mass., next door.

Before heading out for Labor Day fun, get traffic alerts and gas prices for Malden in our Commute section.

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?

Meggle September 02, 2012 at 10:26 PM
It doesn't look like it will, if you're interested here's an article about it: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2012/02/29/11091/more-drilling-wont-lower-gas-prices/ We've already increased drilling by four times as much since Obama took office, and while gas prices aren't at the peak they reached under Bush (~$4.11/gal), they're still high.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 02, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Thank you. I will read that website after dinner.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 02, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Urine fuel? I like this idea. Henry Kissenger admits he drinks his own, why not put it to good use.
BIG FISH LIL BROOK September 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM
There is a shortage of refineries is why not oil. Plenty of Oil but not enough Refineries to produce Gasoline thats the problem. Does anyone remember the phoney Gas crisis 1971 ? $5.75 a gallon was the highest from 32 cents a gallon. That makes some good reading to look up. There were over 11 ships a day in Boston Harbor full with oil and no place to put it. Oil comes in #3 Bunker Oil gets refined to #2 Deisel then to Gasoline.
BIG FISH LIL BROOK September 03, 2012 at 09:31 PM
No the Price of Gas did not affect me cause I stayed home and enjoyed my week end. Let the Rookies out their have the roads not me.


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