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Don’t Forget – Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Need an extra hour of sleep? Then “fall back” this Sunday! With Halloween, the mid-term elections, and so many other activities to occupy our waking thoughts for the next nine days, today seemed like a good time to remind my readers that Daylight Saving Time (DST) will come to an end on Sunday, November 4, … Continue reading

Gas Prices Show Slight Uptick as Labor Day Weekend 2018 Begins

H Congratulations! We made it to the last day of the eighth month of the year. It’s Friday, August 31, 2018, and many of you are already in the home stretch of beginning your Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Aside from that extra day off that most of us will get to do just about anything … Continue reading

How Much Will U.S. Gas Prices Increase Between Now and Labor Day 2018?

We are 10 weeks in for this Summer Driving Season! The cost of petrol has been on an interesting roller coaster ride for the last six months. Prices began an upward trend around the first week in March and climbed steadily to the highest average this year of $2.984 on May 25, 2018 which also … Continue reading

Numbers: Gas Price Updates and 2018 Independence Day Stats

July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year. AAA’s latest July 4th Travel Report shows that an estimated 47 million Americans are expected to travel 50+ miles away from their homes for the holiday. This is a record number for the 4th of July holiday and a five (5) percent increase from last year. With … Continue reading

One Week Later, Gas Prices Are Down 1.5 to 2 Cents

A review of current gas prices shows that today’s national average for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.953. Additional fuel price information from AAA shows that gas prices are down 1.9 ¢ over one week ago: $2.957 Yesterday’s average $2.971 One Week Ago $2.814  One Month Ago $2.382  One Year Ago For the most part, gas prices … Continue reading

One last Peek at Gas Prices for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

It’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and for those who are not working today, the start of a four-day weekend that includes the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28th.  AAA projects that more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than … Continue reading

It’s Two Weeks Before the Summer Driving Season Begins and Gas Prices Continue Their Upward Trend!

Today’s average price for regular gasoline at pumps across America is $2.865 – a number that is 5 ¢ more than a week ago, and $0.52 more than last year this time. About two months ago, I would have guessed $2.85 would be the highest price per gallon average that we would see at the … Continue reading

Click-Click! Gas Prices Continue to Tick Upward

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, consider the above chart (Source: GasBuddy.com) one to add to the gallery. While I hadn’t planned on writing another post on gas prices this soon, the continuing upward  tick in prices at the pump spurred me to do so.  Here are the price stats based on today’s average … Continue reading

Gas Prices Are Up 35 ¢ Over One Year Ago

This is Day 113 of Calendar Year 2018 and one thing is certain: gas prices are on the rise. My last fill up was the week before Easter Sunday. I haven’t driven my vehicle much since then because the passenger window was shattered and needed to be replaced. After leaving the repair shop this past … Continue reading

Like Warmer Weather, Gasoline Prices are Rising

Spring is less than three weeks away!  While there are winter storms brewing in both the east and the west regions of these United States, the highs for ambient daytime temperatures are slowly rising. As we begin the third month of 2018, it’s a good time to check on gas prices. U.S. gasoline prices exhibited … Continue reading