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Gas prices drop ahead of Thanksgiving travel

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  • Samantha Parish 

Gas prices are dropping just in time for millions of Americans getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving.

AAA reports that an estimated 55 million Americans are likely to travel for the holiday this year.

The national average for a gallon of gas this week is $3.66, down 11 cents from last week. While a drop in price is great news, this is still the most expensive Thanksgiving for gas since the year 2000.

“The national average has fallen sharply since the June peak of nearly $5.02,” Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson said.

“But this Thanksgiving will be about 20 cents higher than a year ago, and a dollar more per gallon than a pre-pandemic 2019. However, we can be thankful that gas prices are moving in the right direction for now,” Gross added.

The average for today at $3.66 per gallon is 16 cents less than one month ago and 26 more than one year ago.

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