Gas Prices Increase during the Holidays

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

December 22, 2006

The Friday before Christmas is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Many people who hit the road ways this holiday complained of increase traffic delays and increased prices of gas.

"Well it's was $2.17 when we left Virginia beach and now we're looking at $2.21, so it's starting to go up the further north we go," said Robert Bishop.

"The prices are definitely up. As I recall, this is the fifth year in a row we've been up here at this time of year," said Ken Ray.

The gas prices did dent some people's pockets, but most people say it's okay because driving is still the cheapest way to go.

AAA predicts that this holiday season over 65 million Americans will travel away from home.

But, with higher hotel rates, air fare and gas prices, this already expensive time of year is proving to be even more costly.

"It's expensive just to travel home and see your family. It's already the holiday season so it's gift buying, then you've got to pay for the gas to get them there, just to visit it becomes an expensive trip," said Bishop.

According to AAA the current average price for regular gas nationwide is $2.33.

In Virginia the average price is $2.22.

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