Gas Prices Down Slightly For The Thanksgiving Travel Weekend

November 23, 2017

About 2.3 million Floridians are expected to hit the road during the Thanksgiving holiday period, and gas prices are on the decline.

After holding steady for nine days, the national gas price average is slowly declining at the start of the Thanksgiving week. 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. Many will be thankful to see gas prices trending cheaper in cities across the country,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Since 2014, the national gas price average has dropped one to five cents heading into the Thanksgiving week.”

Three months following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices in the South and Southeast are again among the cheapest in the country; Florida saw prices decrease four cents with a gallon of regular unleaded averaging $2.47. That’s still significantly higher than a year ago at $2.09.

In Escambia County, the average price gallon was $2.38 on Wednesday, down from $2.45 a week ago.

Pictured: Regular unleaded gas was $2.47 per gallon Wednesday afternoon on Highway 29 in Century. photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Gas Prices Down Slightly For The Thanksgiving Travel Weekend”

  1. Tim on November 25th, 2017 8:33 am

    I just made a trip to Kentucky and back to Pensacola and the overall prices of gas in Alabama, Tennessee and in Kentucky are on average 20 cents a gallon cheaper. The State of Florida and the Local Government tax the crap out of our gas to fund their pet projects. That’s just not right because we do not get to vote on gas taxes.

  2. A Alex on November 23rd, 2017 4:40 pm

    Prices down? Filled up at OASIS at 53 mile marker on 1-10 this morning, thinking gas was always cheaper in BAMA, WRONG. 14-16 cents higher than Pensacola area.

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