Gas Prices Rise Before Labor Day Weekend

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Chances are, a lot of you are winding down your holiday weekend and getting ready for a road trip back home.

Adam May reports AAA says that drive might be quicker than last year but it will cost you more money.

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year and 600,000 Marylanders were projected to take a road trip for the holiday.

“We recommend drivers build in enough time to get to their destinations. The roads will be congested,” said Christine Delise, AAA.

But not as bad as last year. Travel is expected to be down more than two and a half percent, due in part to high gas prices. It’s a dollar more a gallon compared to Labor Day 2010.

“Either the gas stations or gas companies are ripping us off because we know we have to have it,” said one driver.

History says relief should be slight.

“Typically after Labor Day, gas prices start to decline due to a lack of demand and also refinery switch to less expensive winter fuel brands,” Delise said.

But AAA says this year could be different. Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico prompted the evacuation of oil platforms, temporarily reducing production by 60 percent.

“Any disruption in oil production could allow for a spike in gas prices at the pump,” Delise said.

And this hurricane season—predicted to be active—isn’t over until Nov. 30.

A few hours ago, inspections began on some oil platforms in the Gulf. So far, there have been no reports of damage.

  • Early Ardmore

    “The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.” ~ George Washington —

    • tea is stronger


      Make Obama and the Democrats pay for their Sins against America this November. Bring tea bags to the voting booths this year. Let the boiling of tea begin.

      My boiling TEA runith over…


  • WokNoo

    No surprise there, and some foreign sheik is a billion dollars richer.

    • tea is stronger

      At every TEA rally, provide a large boiling pot of water where people can throw in their tea bags. Let the TEA boil again…

      Going where the hot TEA takes us.

  • D.B

    OK, All together now, “Its Bush’s fault!

  • Spanky

    “Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices…”

    — Nancy Pelosi, August 24, 2006.

    Yet another LIE! Democrat politicians have no real plans to accomplish anything positive, but they have plenty of campaign slogans and empty promises.

    • Tom

      Demonrats and common sense… funny. Demonrats have no common sense. Peloski is a lying Marxist.

    • JustAGuy

      Campaign slogans are easy for college students to memorize and regurgitate.

      Hope and Change
      No Blood for Oil
      Anyone But Bush
      Change We Can Believe In
      We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For…….ok that never made any sense, but you get the picture

  • SJJ

    Wow, Where’s the outrage, Where’s the media posting unbelievable oil company profits, where are the Bush and Cheney bashers who should now be Obama and goofball’s bashers. Can you say HYPOCRITE.. Nothing but HYPOCRITES

  • Gilbert from Arizona

    We don’t have hope, but we certainly have change.

  • Barry

    Barry Oblamo is still blocking drilling in numerous locations, still blocking any attempt to build more refineries. Barry Oblamo is to blame. No finger pointing, no blaming others, the buck stopes HERE Obama!

  • LS

    Hopey / Changey Let’s see which one is this? Both?

  • Bob from New Mexico

    We can hope for chump change. This country needs to stop electing clowns. Al Franken, for God’s sake. Barney Frank. Weiner. Reid. Pelosi. Waters. And up next, Carrot Top! We need to wake up and smell the coffee. At least for us, there is some hope. WE ARE AMERICANS! Never give up, you guys!

  • John

    Why is Obama making gas so expensive?

    • Alfred Hussein Neuamn

      Obama campaigned on raising bass prices. He said $5 /gallon was “about right”. Why os anyone surprised that gas prices have almost doubled since he became president? And the MSM is silent, because they want $5 gas too.

    • John Sheridan

      That was one of his campaign promises he is keeping.

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  • The Cryptojournalist

    I’ve found hang gliding an environmentally friendly means of transportation. Tough getting uphill……

  • Kellie Gartner Mackie

    the world bankers are the ones not allowing us to use our oil in Alaska not our government. Do some research and you will see the truth

    • H L Leonard

      Please support your comments with the facts. Not something you have read somewhere.
      We wouldn’t want to blame the wrong people for the stupidity of our elected official(s).

  • Charlie Peters

    Audit the fed, support HR 459 Paul

  • Charlie Peters

    Stop using GM corn fuel ethanol welfare for Big oil refiners and Government motors, will it affect the beef?

  • Taxed out!

    If you made all the Democrats and Obama walk to work or ride a horse maybe they will lower the gas tax……Fat CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Taxed out!

    Wake up folk’s in Maryland, O” malley said there is a cash surplus in Maryland. Do you think he will use it to lower gas prices here. NOT!!!!!!!!!! Why does he say we still need new taxes here in the TAXED STATE OF MARYLAND .? Makes you think…Don’t let he get away with this!!!!!!! VOTE! He knows how to use words to twist are minds!!!!!! Remember that.

  • Matthew Weaver

    Thank Obama for higher gas prices.

  • Taxed out!

    Will a Flux capacitor help lower the gas prices?

  • Robert Holiday

    Another ODUMMER success!!!!!!!!!!! We needs sum o dem LIBYAN REBELS over here!!!!!!

  • jdb

    When President George W. Bush left office in January 2009, the national average cost for a gallon of gas was $1.81.

    Obama certainly has changed the price of gasoline.

  • jeff b

    Thnaks Barry! I just love paying more for gas. It has made the cost of about everything go up!

  • kimdi01

    Thank you President O’Dumbo. Your energy policy is working. Wasn’t it you that said once your energy policies were in place that prices would rise astronomiclly? We all want to thank you. Too bad it’s not 2012 yet so I could thank you with my vote…. for the other person, whomever it might be.

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