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How Much Are You Saving At The Gas Pump? And What Are You Spending It On?

Gas-Pump_Several-lanesWe are about one week away from the start of the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend and summer driving season! Can’t wait? Neither can I! With gas prices roughly 44 ¢ lower than this time last year, lots of folks are planning to travel this Memorial Day Weekend, and many are planning to drive.

Today’s report from GasBuddy.com shows the following price updates for regular gasoline:

Today                  $2.269

Yesterday             2.229

One Week ago     2.201

One Month ago    2.117

One Year ago       2.713

According to Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, “Motorists will be filling up their tanks with the cheapest summer gasoline since 2005 and we are finding that more people than ever will be taking advantage by hitting the road. As we kick off driving season, gas prices will be nearly a dollar per gallon lower than the 10-year Memorial Day average of $3.15 per gallon. The incredible part is nationally, we’ll be saving $2.6 billion over the long weekend versus the highest-priced Memorial Day weekend in 2011 at $3.78 per gallon.”

This brings me back to the two questions in the subject heading for this post: a) How much are you saving at the gas pump?, and b) What are you spending it on?

Consider leaving  an answer to one or both questions using the comment section of this post!

Until then, happy motoring and best wishes for a safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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About Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.



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