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Higher Fuel Prices For Labor Day Weekend

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For Labor Day weekend, drivers in 45 states will likely see the highest fuel prices they’ve ever seen at this time of year. Only motorists in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming will be spared from record-high prices at the pump.

“The average motorist will be laboring a bit more to pay for gas this Labor Day weekend. When you return to work after the Labor Day holiday it might be a good time to ask your boss for a raise,” says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst, GasBuddy.com. “Although the end of summer driving season usually sends retail gas prices downward, they’ve got a long way to go before prices fall back to ‘tolerable’. While Tropical Storm Isaac begins to weaken, there’s still enough upset motorists to think this was a category five storm.”

“The national average is at $3.80 per gallon, 18-cents more than where we were a year ago, and 8 states have an average price today at $4/gal or higher. Gas in New York City is averaging $4.06/gal; Los Angeles is at $4.15/gal, and those are relative bargains compared to the $4.35/gal we’re paying now in Chicago!” DeHaan added.

There’s no question that Hurricane Isaac’s timing and impact made a bad situation worse; forcing Gulf Coast refineries and others in its path to partial or full closures. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that the record highs at the pump are likely to move lower through the weekend.

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