Memorial Day Travel Plans Change As Gas Prices Continue To Soar - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/15/08

Memorial Day Travel Plans Change As Gas Prices Continue To Soar

Gasoline in Lubbock is hovering around $3.70 a gallon Thursday night, but some pumps across the U.S. are already reading over four dollars. It's sticker shock in Chicago as some pumps are at $4.41 a gallon. 

Thursday, AAA reported the national average for regular gas is $3.77. With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the average is expected to top four dollars. Because of sky high prices, many Americans are rethinking holiday travel plans. However, AAA says some Americans refuse to give up their vacations, with more than 12% celebrating the holiday weekend away from home.

Gas prices are nearly 70 cents a gallon higher than they were this time last year.

get more>> Web Enhanced
Texas Gas Prices
Are you paying too much at the pump? Take a look at what others prices are for the entire state of Texas. (Numbers are updated daily.)

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:33:01 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

  • Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

    Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:51:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:32:58 GMT
    (AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...(AP Photos/Invision, File). FILE - In a May 7, 2018, file photo, Ariana Grande, left, attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibitio...
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".
    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.".
  • The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:21:50 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:32:53 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

Powered by Frankly