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Jim Hanzo
May 15, 2019 - 11:27 am
Have you noticed prices at the gas pump coming down after rising for the last few weeks? A week ago the statewide average was 2.53 a gallon and now prices are down about a nickel and even more at some stations. "We're currently looking at $2.49, $2.48 around the state, so we are down 4 cents almost...
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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 9:15 am
Gas prices in metro New Orleans have been steadily increasing recently. But, a dramatic increase in the months ahead is not expected. AAA fuel analyst, Don Redman, says two factors are responsible for the latest increases. "A big issue right now is summertime-like demand for gasoline. And, this the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 03, 2019 - 8:48 am
AAA reports nearly 100 million Americans will take a family vacation this year. 4 in 10 adults say they plan on taking a trip. While that means 60 percent are not taking any vacation, AAA's Don Redman said it's even more than last year planning on hitting the road. "More so than any other indicator...
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Chris Miller
March 08, 2019 - 12:25 pm
You may have noticed how gasoline has gotten a lot pricier lately. In the last month, gas is up about 25 cents a gallon. "Look where we were in Louisiana just a month ago, we were just right at two dollars a gallon, but now we're looking today at a statewide average of about $2.23," said AAA...
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Chris Miller
February 11, 2019 - 11:37 am
Don Redman, AAA, on Venezuelan oil and gas prices Gasoline prices could be feeling extra pressure due to the political situation in Venezuela, to the tune of 75 cents a gallon. President Trump has ordered sanctions on Venezuelan oil, hoping to topple the Nicolás Maduro regime. It means U.S...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2019 - 9:08 am
Gas prices have fallen almost a penny a day since the first of the year. How long will it last? Not long enough, according to AAA fuel analyst, Don Redman who says crude oil has jumped just in the last week and that'll force gas prices to go up as well. "We're going to start seeing those prices at...
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Chris Miller
December 20, 2018 - 7:07 am
A record number of people will be traveling for Christmas 2018 and New Year's according to AAA. About one third of the U.S. population is planning a trip. "Over 112 million people will be traveling for the holidays, on the roadways, in the airways, on cruise boats, trains, buses," said AAA...
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Don Ames
December 03, 2018 - 9:48 am
The U.S. fuel economy index is seeing its first decline in four years. And, Louisiana motorists are reaping the benefits at the gas pump. "We're looking at prices right now in Louisiana that are almost 30 cents, more than 30 cents cheaper than they were a month ago," says Triple A fuel analyst Don...
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November 20, 2018 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) AAA is forecasting the number of travelers for the Thanksgiving holiday to be the highest since 2005. Whether on the roadway, in the airports, or on cruise ships. AAA spokesman Don Redman said the higher number of travelers is likely a sign of confidence in the economy. "AAA has noted for...
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Chris Miller
November 19, 2018 - 6:40 am
More people will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year -- AAA says it's the most since 2005. The association is estimating 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for Thanksgiving. "Automobile is going to be the dominant mode of transportation," said AAA spokesman Mike...
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