After peaking at an average of $3.72 a gallon over the weekend, pump prices around the St. Louis area have eased a bit.
With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.
This could be the highest we see prices go all year.
When it comes to sudden increases at the gas pump, it seems there are no small measures.
Lundberg Survey of fuel prices has St. Louis with the lowest at $3.01 per gallon, well below the national average of $3.38.
Even though the price right now is down from a month ago and considerably down from a year ago, it is up from a week ago and that has Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report experts concerned.
Gas prices are falling nationwide. Saint Louisans are paying 12 cents less than a week ago.
A new report out Monday shows the price for regular unleaded in St. Louis has risen nearly 8-cents in the past week, driving the local average up to $3.67 per gallon.
Average unleaded cost for drivers, locally and nationally, was $3.66 per gallon, Saturday.
“We’ll peak somewhere between now and let’s say Cinco de Mayo,” Tom Kloza, of the Oil Price Information Service said.