Lower Gas Prices For Holiday Travelers

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Across the country, the largest changes in average gas prices by state: MI (-8 cents), OH (-8 cents), Kentucky (-6 cents), Louisiana (-5 cents), Missouri (-5 cents), North Dakota (-5 cents), DE (-5 cents), OR (-4 cents), SC (-4 cents) and MS (-4 cents). But fuel prices have dropped steadily from the August peak reached after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and are down by 11.3 cents per gallon in Chattanooga from where they were a month ago.

AAA Northeast said in Rhode Island, gas prices dropped four cents per gallon, while in MA, the prices dropped three cents per gallon. "AAA forecasts a record-setting 97.4 million Americans will take a road trip during the final 10 days of the year. So today, motorists can find gas for $2.50 or less at 71 percent of gas stations in the country". California has the highest average price in the Lower 48 at $3.09 per gallon.

Gas prices are expected to continue to fall based on last year's holiday trend.

That's right on par with the national average.

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So far this year, the highest average price in Florida was $2.73 on September 9 and the lowest was $2.13 on July 17.

"We can thank USA oil production, which has come a long way in the last five years", DeHaan said.

Gas prices are at their lowest price in more than 100 days, but only less expensive in relative terms. The cheapest was $2.30 in the Tampa-St. "As long as demand for gasoline continues to weaken, gasoline inventories will continue growing and it'll be the gift that keeps on giving". Prices at the pump have been estimated to drop as much as eight more cents by Christmas Day.

Gas price tracker GasBuddy projects Christmas travelers will pay an average of $2.39 a gallon across the US, the highest price since 2013, when gas sold for $3.26 a gallon.