WESTERN NEW YORK – Drivers can expect slightly lower gas prices this Memorial Day weekend than last year.
In Jamestown the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.93 a gallon. Last year at this time city drivers paid $3.00 a gallon.
Jamestown’s current average is just three cents higher than Western New York’s average of $2.91 a gallon. Last year Western New York drivers paid $2.82 at the pump.
The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.85 a gallon. That’s about 10 cents lower than a year ago.
Some drivers are paying more though, like in California where the statewide average is $4.03 for a gallon of regular.
You’ll probably see more traffic too this weekend. AAA estimates a record 37.6 million people will be on the roads this holiday weekend. That’s up three and half percent from last year.
Reasons for the jump include consumer confidence and low unemployment.