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Gas Prices on the Rise Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

In St. Joseph, the average price at the pump is $2.67, more than 60 cents higher than what drivers were paying the same time last year.

Posted: May 23, 2018 3:44 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) If you plan to hit the road this holiday weekend, be warned, gas prices are on the rise.


The average price for a gallon of gas across the country is now at a four year high at $2.94.

In St. Joseph, the average price at the pump is $2.67, more than 60 cents higher than what drivers were paying the same time last year.

Drivers are feeling it at the pump.

"A year ago I could get half a tank on $10. Now, I'm right at over a fourth of a tank right at $10 bucks. For a little car I'm spending $35 bucks to fill up," said driver Alec Bullimore.

And, there's more bad news. Gas prices are expected to rise during the summer months.

"I filled up on Sunday and on Tuesday I'm having to put in another $15 before the end of the week and it just adds up," said driver Stephanie Gutierrez.

Rising gas prices are keeping drivers off the road. Last year, 82-percent said they planned on taking a summer road trip, now that number is down to 58-percent.

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Most of today was sunny and dry with a few passing clouds. An isolated shower or two could develop late this afternoon in extreme northwest Missouri. Temperatures will continue to warm up on Wednesday with highs back in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Several rounds of showers and storms will return Thursday and Friday as a front moves through our area. A few storms could be on the stronger side or bring heavy rain. Temperatures will be back in the low to mid 80s for the weekend.
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