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Slightly fewer Americans are expected to hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend triple -- reports most of the nearly 35 million travelers will go by car.
Although that number is down 1% from a year ago.
Part of the reason could be higher gas prices analysts say in the upper midwest gas has soared as much as 68 cents a gallon in the past two weeks.
They say refinery issues.
Overall though folks across the country are paying about the same for a gallon of regular -- last year the national average three dollars 65 cents.
The Fox Business network's Peter Barnes is with us now -- he's live -- a gas station in Chevy Chase Maryland.
How to people say they're changing their vacation plans a -- -- on Memorial Day might have part of it.
They -- -- yeah how cold front came in through here shepherd I don't think I'm going to the beach tomorrow.
But it is the official start of a the unofficial start of the summer holiday season and it's starting with the highest gas prices -- A Memorial Day in two years with prices for our regular gallon of gas up about fifteen cents just in the last month alone and in eight states according to -- Gas is above four dollars -- gallon part of the reason as you mentioned that is because of refineries -- maintenance and repair issues which has hurt.
Gasoline supplies triple -- surveyed drivers about whether higher prices would affect -- Memorial Day travel plans.
And about two thirds of the people said no but the -- said yes 27%.
Said they would try to save money in other areas -- on their.
Memorial Day I vacation.
8% said they'd take shorter trips and 3% said they wouldn't drive at all they'd find some alternative.
Transportation shepherd so gases kind of hi what's the outlook coming up.
Well triple -- thinks that prices will start falling shortly.
We do expect prices should drop in the coming days given the fact that some refiners are coming back on line.
That's resulting increase gasoline production.
Also -- -- oil prices drop as low so gas prices closely should drop in June that's not going to be any good for Memorial Day.
And a state hardest hit by those refinery problems Minnesota.
Where prices are about eighty cents a gallon just in the last month -- -- Peter Barnes live Chevy Chase Maryland tonight.
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