Those folks who are on an Independence Day road trip this weekend have been experiencing the highest prices at the pump since 2014.
AAA is reporting that a record-breaking 43 million drivers will be on the roadways this holiday weekend and will pay the highest prices in seven years. The national price per gallon is $3.13 per gallon this Fourth of July, roughly a dollar more than the last year.
Florida drivers are seeing an average of $3.01 per gallon, while Osceola’s average price per gallon of regular unleaded is at $2.98.
Higher prices aren’t expected to slow down Americans as many are eager to get out as COVID-19 travel restrictions have eased this summer.
AAA expects crude oil prices to likely continue climbing following the holiday and through the end of summer, keeping these high prices climbing.