As expected just before a holiday weekend and the last long weekend of summer, motorists hoping to get in an end-of-summer road trip should expect to see higher gasoline prices.
For the week of Aug. 27, AAA reported the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline held steady at $2.84, down two cents from a month ago but 48 cents higher when compared to the same time last year.
“With Labor Day approaching, motorists could see a small swing towards higher gas prices, but any jump should not last past the holiday weekend,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
Last year’s Labor Day weekend saw gas prices spike, but that was due to Hurricane Harvey. As it battered the southeastern U.S., it shut down refineries and pipelines, driving gas prices toward their highest point of 2017 or $2.67.
AAA expects this Labor Day weekend that gas prices will be at their highest point for the holiday since 2014.
In Indiana, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.85 for the week beginning Aug. 27.