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With $6 gas, how much is your Memorial Day road trip costing?

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Bay Area drivers are facing gas prices nearly $2 higher than the same time last year. But record high fuel costs are not deterring millions of Americans from hitting the roads this Memorial Day.
With California’s record gas prices well above $6 a gallon, Alex Trembath summed it up nicely for Memorial Day road trippers this year.
“It’s not changing my decision on whether or not to go on vacation,” he said, pumping $6.49 a gallon into his sedan before setting off from Oakland to San Luis Obispo on Friday. “It just costs more and that sucks.”
This Memorial Day weekend, Bay Area drivers are facing gas prices nearly $2 higher than the same time last year. But even as motorists like Trembeth let out a collective groan, the record high gas prices are not deterring millions of Americans from packing the roadways to pay homage to fallen military personnel and mark the unofficial start of summer. The surging fuel costs mean a roundtrip from San Francisco to Los Angeles is going to cost around $155 for a vehicle getting 30 miles per gallon – a $50 hike over last year and more than double the cost in 2020 when travel plummeted during the COVID-19 lockdowns
“It’s like twice as much as I’m used to, which is a huge bummer,” Trembath said.

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