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Gas Prices Are Up This Holiday Weekend

Reported by: Send eMail Katy Brown
Reported: Jul. 4, 2014 10:20 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 4, 2014 10:26 PM EDT
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Pain At The Pump
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

People are feeling the pain watching those numbers climb at the gas pump.

"It makes it tough on a bigger vehicle that you pull cars with and stuff with, it's rough," Willard Borgan Jr. of Charleston said.

This 4th of July weekend, gas prices are almost 20 cents more than last week's national average $3.68.

A gallon a gas in the Capitol city costs $3.82.

And as people travel the mountain state, there wallets are feeling a little lighter.

"I think they're pretty high. I have to drive to work like a half hour outside of town and it really kills me when I come here and see see prices like this," Mark Jarrett of Charleston said.

Crissy Gray with AAA said although gas prices are up, it does not seem to be stopping anyone from hitting the roads this 4th of July weekend.

"It's going to be a busy weekend 41 million Americans will be on the road so it's a 1.9 increase from last year. And it's going to be 5 million more on the road than Memorial Day travel, so it's going to be busy," Gray said.

But if you're staying local, traveler Jarrett has this money saving tip: "Just carpool and just get a bunch of people together and go to the same place. It saves a lot of money."

While on our web site, click on the "Lowest Gas Prices" icon to find the lowest prices near your area.



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