Holiday travelers may see lower prices at the pumps

20 December, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Colin Gill
  • AZ Gas Prices Drop 3.4

Holiday travelers can expect to pay less for gasoline than in recent months.

August 30 is the date when gas prices began to rise in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey and the effect it would have on refineries in the Gulf Coast.

AAA report the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped two cents last week to $2.46.

"Forty-four percent of the Washington metro area's 6,131,977 residents plan to take a trip for the Christmas/New Year's holiday travel period with 91 percent of them traveling by vehicle", said John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic's Manager of Public and Government Affairs. Gas prices in Grand Forks are just under $2.45. The Florida average is falling at a rate of a penny per day.

Ohio's gas prices were down 8.1 cents since last week's average. Gas prices had fallen almost 14 cents in the last month, but were more 9 cents higher than a year ago.

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

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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.

That's nine cents above the national average of $2.43 per gallon.

Gas prices are at their lowest price in more than 100 days, but only less expensive in relative terms. Petersburg-Clearwater and Jacksonville regions.

Though the gas price will be the highest in years, it's also down from where prices were at Thanksgiving.

Gas prices are dropping a little since last week in MI, and just in time for holiday travel!

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