AAA: Gas prices to cut holiday travel

June 30, 2008 12:55:55 PM PDT
The Connecticut AAA says gasoline prices will be keeping many Connecticut motorists close to home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.Nationally, the AAA says at holiday travel will drop by some 550,000 travelers for the first time in a decade. An estimated 40 million Americans still plan to make holiday trips more than 50 miles from home.

About 34 million plan to take their cars, down 1.2 percent from last year.

The AAA says that the national average is $4.09 for a gallon of self-serve regular, $1.13 cents higher than a year ago.

Connecticut motorists aren't getting any break in price either.

The state AAA says that the average in Connecticut is $4.37 at the pumps, $1.17 a gallon more than last year.

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    Westchester Department of Consumer Protection:

  • Survey of Gasoline Prices

    Government Accountability Office:

  • Guide to Understanding Retail Gas Prices (PDF)

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