CLEVELAND — If you plan on taking a road trip during Memorial Day weekend, you may notice a spike in price at the gas pump. Northeast Ohio gas prices are 6 cents higher this week at $1.915 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Across the country, pump prices continue to increase with every state’s average pushing more expensive on the week, on average by 4 cents.
The last time the national gas price average heading into a holiday week was under $2 a gallon was 17 years ago in 2003, when motorists paid, on average, $1.50 to fill-up.
While this week’s national average is cheaper than one year ago, gas prices for the Memorial Day are likely to remain this cheap as the unofficial kick-off to summer won’t drive the typical millions of Americans to travel due to social distancing.
Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:
$1.955 New Philadelphia