Gas prices continue to decline in Chattanooga

Baton Rouge gas prices have fallen as Christmas travel approaches

But they've been declining for five straight weeks, as refineries produce more gasoline than motorists are consuming, leaving markets oversupplied, AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said. It was also just before Labor Day weekend, as Florida residents kept their eyes peeled on Hurricane Irma's forecast path.

"More than 97 million Americans will begin to hit the road this week for the holidays - the most ever on record", said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

"We attribute this to the reasonable gas prices".

Gas prices are 12 percent higher this year in Rhode Island than last year, when the average price of gas was $2.24 per gallon, a difference of 28 cents.

The current gas price is 25 cents above where it was a year ago.

He says travel volume has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend in 2017 - Memorial Day, 4th of July and Thanksgiving - and the agency is projecting the same for the year-end holiday period.

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Statewide, prices at the pump averaged $2.38 on Sunday, down 3 cents over the week and the lowest since August 30.

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. In Newland, around 2.37 a gallon, and in West Jefferson around 2.18 a gallon.

Both Duluth and Norcross have the lowest gas prices in Gwinnett County, with customers paying $2.01- $2.05 a gallon according to The cheapest was $2.30 in the Tampa-St.

"As we approach Christmas, average gas prices in the USA have fallen to their lowest point in 110 days, just as Hurricane Harvey began causing prices to spike, not exactly the Christmas gift some hoped for, but it's about time nonetheless", said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Drivers can expect pump prices to continue to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens and fall gasoline demand weakens.



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