AAA Releases its Thanksgiving 2012 Travel Forecast.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means people are thinking about the three Ts: turkey, trimmings and travel. Not only will it be a busy time in the kitchen, it will also be busy on the roads and at the airports. But according to the AAA Thanksgiving 2012 Travel Forecast, this year will be busier than last, but not by much. According to the report, AAA estimates 43.6 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home between Nov. 21 and Nov. 25, up 0.7 percent from 43.3 million people during the holiday last year. Some 90 percent of this year's travelers will be hitting the roads, 39.1 million of them traveling by automobile. And as Thanksgiving approaches, gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend into …
Ask 10 different people and you might get 10 different answers as to why gas prices have spiked sharply in September. Tell us what you think.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The facts are indisputable. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Rhode Island is presently $3.88. That's a whopping 13 cents higher than it was just one month ago. And it seems prices are even higher, as plenty of gas stations around the state have jacked up the price well over $4 a gallon in the past week. For a list of the gas stations in Bristol and Warren selling the least expensive fuel, click here for our Commute Page. Ask 10 different people to explain the cause of the off-season spike and you might get 10 different answers. Some have blamed OPEC, while others have blamed big oil companies. A recent rash of severe weather has been seen as a cause by some people, as have the energy polices and proposals of one …