Gas prices shoot up, put brakes on summer road trips

Gas prices shoot up, put brakes on summer road trips

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Local gas prices shot up 14.2 cents in the past week.

Prices averaged $2.93 per gallon Sunday according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 637 gas outlets in Cincinnati.  By comparison, the national average increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.92 per gallon.

Summer travel is poised to plunge as a result of high gas prices, according to GasBuddy's 2018 Summer Travel survey.

Only 58 percent of respondents said they will take a road trip this summer, a 24 percent decrease from last year, while 39 percent cited high gas prices for impacting their summer travel decisions, compared to 19 percent in 2017, the survey shows.

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