According to GasBuddy.com, Americans are delaying their Thanksgiving travel plans, but not because of COVID-19.

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According to GasBuddy.com, Americans are delaying their Thanksgiving travel plans, but not due to COVID-19.

Because of rising gas prices, fewer Americans are planning to travel for Thanksgiving in 2021 than they were last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.

“While the economy is improving, Thanksgiving travel is not,” according to GasBuddy.com.

According to GasBuddy’s 2021 Annual Thanksgiving Travel Survey, “32 percent of Americans plan to travel for Thanksgiving this year, down from 35 percent last year and compared to 65 percent who planned to travel for Thanksgiving 2019.”

According to GasBuddy, the national average price of gasoline is expected to fall to (dollar)3.35 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day, but it is still among the highest it has been in over seven years.

However, GasBuddy warns that oil prices may rise as a result of the surge.

“Motorists are dealing with an increase in Covid cases, similar to last year, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, when many people drive to see friends and family.

“We’re also just cents away from having the highest Thanksgiving gas prices ever recorded,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis.

“With global oil demand surging this year as the pandemic subsides, we’re in uncharted territory: some of the highest Thanksgiving gas prices ever.”

Americans are slamming their car doors shut and staying off the road in response to the rising prices.”

According to a GasBuddy poll, 75% of people say COVID-19 has “no impact on their holiday plans this year,” but fewer people are traveling by car and say lower gas prices would encourage them to drive more.

In the last week, gas prices in Harrisburg have increased by 5 cents per gallon.

Yesterday’s average price in central Pennsylvania was (dollar)3.61 per gallon, which is (dollar)1.16 higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy, the national average gas price has dropped 2.6 cents to (dollar)3.40 per gallon.

A gallon of gas now costs (dollar)1.28 more than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy, fewer Americans are planning to travel for Thanksgiving 2021 than they were last year during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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