at the pump


variants or less commonly at the pumps
US, informal
: at the places where customers buy gasoline for their cars
Prices are higher at the pump.
Expect long lines at the pumps this weekend.

Examples of at the pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, a springtime peak below $3.70 a gallon would be a win for consumers given the real risk of significantly higher prices at the pump., The Mercury News, 30 Apr. 2024 Last spring, the state promised Californians some protection at the pump when the California Gas Price Gouging and Transparency Law was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 19 Apr. 2024 The average price at the pump for U.S. drivers has risen nearly 6.5% in the past month, from $3.39 to $3.61 per gallon. The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2024 In June 2022, the Golden State drivers had to pay $6.29 per gallon at the pump, according to the EIA. USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 Fort Lauderdale: $3.55 ▪ West Palm Beach/Boca Raton: $3.67 Florida price at the pump Average: The average price for a gallon of gas in Florida on Monday, according to AAA, was $3.45. Miami Herald Archives Update, Miami Herald, 8 Apr. 2024 According to experts, spring's arrival and warmer weather on the horizon are some of the reasons why Arizonans are seeing higher prices at the pump. The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2024 Your total at the pump is likely to increase even more as the weather continues to warm, according to John Treanor, a AAA spokesperson for Northern California. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 Budget-conscious motorists may want to fill up sooner rather than later, as prices at the pump are likely headed higher in the near term. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2024

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“At the pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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