After holding steady for nine days, the national gas price average began declining at the start of the Thanksgiving week.
The national gas price average is about 2 cents less than one week ago and 40 cents more than a year ago. However, the more expensive year-over-year pump price is not stopping Americans from hitting the road for holiday travel.
“Nearly 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from their home by car this holiday,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Many will be thankful to see gas prices trending cheaper in cities across the country. Since 2014, the national gas price average has dropped one to five cents heading into the Thanksgiving week.”
Motorists can find gas for $2.50 or less at 55 percent of gas stations in the country.
Three months following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices in the South and Southeast are again among the cheapest in the country with seven states landing on this week’s top 10 states with the least expensive gas for a consecutive week: Alabama ($2.25), Mississippi ($2.26), South Carolina ($2.27), Texas ($2.28), Arkansas ($2.29), Oklahoma ($2.31) and Louisiana ($2.33). Despite the prices, two states landed on this week’s top 10 states with the largest changes this week. Louisiana saw a 3-cent jump, while Florida saw prices decrease 4 cents.