HOLT, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017–National gas prices are slowly dropping this week after holding steady for nine days according to the American Automobile Association.
Florida saw prices decrease four cents.
At $2.54, today’s national gas price average is two 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. “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, according to AAA.
Three months following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices in the South and Southeast are again among the cheapest in the country.
Alabama is one of the top 10 states with the lowest gas prices, averaging $2.25 per gallon.
AAA news release