Gas prices at 4-year high ahead of holiday

Gas prices at 4-year high ahead of holiday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Motorists hitting the road to celebrate this Independence Day might not be in a celebratory mood when they fill up their gas tanks.

Americans are expected to shell out an average of $2.90 per gallon, according to That's the highest price since 2014 when the national average was $3.66/gallon.

What's more, analysts predict prices will jump higher before July 4.

On Wednesday, oil prices surged to $73 per barrel; again, the highest price since 2014.

Despite the price at the pump, drivers aren't expected to curtail their travel during the most popular summer holiday.

Before you hit the road, check out our Pump Patrol to make sure you're getting the best gas price wherever you go.

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