Drivers still planning to hit the road despite record high gas prices this holiday weekend

Jake Miller

4:50 PM CDT, August 31, 2012


A perfect storm is sitting right over Indiana when it comes to prices at the pump.

The temporary closure of offshore refineries in the Gulf due to Isaac, tainted gas at the Whiting Refinery in northern Indiana and the Labor Day weekend have all combined to create record high gas prices here in Indiana.

Many stations in Central Indiana are selling gas for nearly $4 a gallon with the national average sitting at $3.82 a gallon. Despite the prices at the pump, many Hoosiers were hitting the road this holiday weekend.

Travel numbers are up nearly 3% across the U.S., according to AAA Hoosier Motor Club. Experts said 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home this holiday weekend. Most of them will be driving.