US gas prices lowest since 2010
Drivers can be thankful for gas prices around $3 a gallon over the Thanksgiving holiday.
As you hit the road in the next two weeks to see your relatives on Thanksgiving, you’ll likely enjoy the lowest gas prices we've seen in nearly three years.
According to a AAA report that tracks gasoline prices throughout the country, U.S. drivers are experiencing the lowest prices at the pump in 33 months: an average of $3.19 per gallon.
This is due to high gasoline supplies, a seasonal reduction in consumption that comes with cooler weather and a drop in the price of domestic oil by about $15 a barrel since summer.
AAA also forecasts that the national average could fall very close to $3.00 per gallon by the end of the year because of these factors. But where you fill up for a Thanksgiving road trip – one of the most heavily traveled holidays – can make a big difference in what you pay at the pump.
Regions with lower taxes and access to major refineries and gasoline supplies have lower prices than expensive areas such as the West Coast or the Northeast. The six states with prices less than $3.00 per gallon (at the time of the AAA survey on Monday) included Arkansas ($2.93), Kansas ($2.95), Louisiana ($2.99), Missouri ($2.82), Oklahoma ($2.93), and Texas ($2.95).
Drivers in 10 additional states were just above $3.00 a gallon and could soon see prices drop below that level, including Iowa ($3.02), Minnesota ($3.05), Mississippi ($3.02), Montana ($3.09), Nebraska ($3.06), New Mexico ($3.04), Ohio ($3.08), South Carolina ($3.04), Tennessee ($3.06), and Virginia ($3.05).
The AAA report found that drivers in Springfield, Mo., were enjoying the lowest gas prices in the country, at $2.76 per gallon. The most expensive U.S. prices were in Hawaii at $4.05 a gallon, which is the only state with gas prices over $4.00 a gallon. The top price in the mainland U.S. was in San Francisco, at $3.74 a gallon.
AAA also pointed out that prices not only vary widely between regions but also between stations in the same general area. AAA found that while a quarter of U.S. stations offer prices below $3.00 per gallon, 10 percent still sell gas for more than $3.50 per gallon.
"Drivers can be thankful..."??????? For what???!!!! Gas price jumped up $.10 today!!!!
What a bullsh*t article!!!!!!!! "... be thankful..." For continuing to get screwed...????? Dumba**!!!!!!
As big oil companies continue to make record profits off the backs of the working poor.
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