Gas prices drop 4 cents to $2.52 a gallon in Rhode Island

Kristen Gonzales
December 20, 2017

Almost 2.7 million people will be traveling this holiday in the Washington metro area - a 3.5 percent increase over travelers in 2016, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

As of Tuesday, Pennsylvania gas prices dropped by two cents to an average of $2.70 per gallon, according to a news report by AAA.

"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. Gas prices had fallen almost 14 cents in the last month, but were more 9 cents higher than a year ago. "However, the strong supply of gasoline should help stave off any gas price hikes that would otherwise be caused by such a surge in demand", Jenkins said. The U.S. average is almost 20 cents higher than this time a year ago. Gas prices in 2013 were $3.26 a gallon.

There is still a potential for further reductions in price.

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Gas prices are at their lowest price in more than 100 days, but only less expensive in relative terms.

Both Duluth and Norcross have the lowest gas prices in Gwinnett County, with customers paying $2.01- $2.05 a gallon according to Gasbuddy.com. Petersburg-Clearwater and Jacksonville regions. The price is 16 cents higher than a year ago.

AAA expects gasoline demand to weaken throughout the winter, which translates to better prices at the pump.

Gas prices in Georgia continue to drop throughout the holiday season, going below $2.30 for the first time since August 30, according to AAA.

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