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Drivers Paying More At The Pump In Colorado

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Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll

DENVER (CBS4) – Pulling up to the pump this past holiday weekend meant pulling out some extra cash, especially for those in the mountains of Colorado or on the West Coast or Midwest.

Coloradans may be complaining, but elsewhere in the country there is a lot more to grumble about. In Minneapolis gas is costing $4.29 per gallon. In Chicago a gallon of gas will cost $4.37. In California the current average is $4.11. In Seattle the average is just more than $4 per gallon.

Travelers are lamenting their gas bills, but AAA says Coloradans are lucky the average price in Colorado is $3.85, 52 cents less per gallon than in some parts of the country. AAA says that after Memorial Day weekend a dip in price is likely until the Fourth of July holiday.

“I don’t pay attention to prices because it just frustrates me when I do,” a driver said.

Mountain motorists may be seeing slightly higher prices this holiday weekend. A viewer from Glenwood Springs emailed CBS4 saying those heading to the mountains should fill their tank before leaving or their wallet will be sorry.

The southeastern part of the U.S. has the lowest prices at just over $3.

To find the cheapest gas prices in Colorado, visit the Pump Patrol section.

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