Holiday travelers are amazed at OH gas prices

AAA predicts record travelers this year for 4th of July weekend

The last time the average has been this cheap was in 2005, according to AAA Northeast.

That's an increase of 1.25 million travelers or 2.9 percent over past year, making ti the most traveled Independence Day since AAA has been counting. Oklahoma City average gas prices are 5.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and 9.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was three cents higher at $2.27 per gallon. Palm Beach County's $2.27 average price on Monday was also 3 cents less than a week earlier.

The lowest reported price in Miami-Dade County was $2.03 at Sunshine Gas on Northwest 183rd Street and Douglas Road in Miami Gardens.

Locally, AAA Michigan says the price in the Benton Harbor-St.


"While it has been over a month since the national average last saw a weekly rise, it is looking more likely we will soon face just that", he said. Oil prices have rebounded off the previous $42 per barrel low, and now stand near $45 per barrel.

During the 2017 Independence Day holiday period (June 30 to July 4) a record 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, according to a recent AAA forecast.

The cheapest gas on average is in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Indiana. That's about 7 cents less than at the same point past year.

Motorists heading out of state are likely to save a good chunk of money, as Pittsburgh-area gasoline is higher than in most of the country.

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