Travel tip: Analysts expect $3-per-gallon gas this summer
If gas prices drive your summer vacation plans, this year might be the time for a staycation — or at least a destination closer to home.
Gasoline prices are expected to peak at a national average of around $3 per gallon by the Fourth of July. With summer driving season officially kicking off on the Memorial Day weekend, AAA says the average price of unleaded gas is already hovering around $2.90 a gallon.
While production problems at domestic refineries and summer hurricanes can lead to unexpected price spikes, this year analysts also are looking warily at developments with Iran in the Middle East and the continued decline of oil production in Venezuela.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @shirley_trib.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review Out & About writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, email@example.com or via Twitter .