New statistics from AAA show more than 31.8 million Americans will fill their gas tanks and take a trip of 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend, and as they do so, they’ll benefit from lower prices at the pump.
According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas fell one cent last week, with the average price in Florida dropping three cents. Georgia and Tennessee saw an average decrease of two cents.
"AAA has forecast gas prices to be at or near last year's levels during the Memorial Day holiday weekend," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "However, the margins of decline have been modest in the past week and prices could be slightly higher than a year ago. Even still, gas prices at these levels are not enough to keep people from traveling during the holiday."
The average national gas price on Memorial Day weekend in 2013 was $3.64 per gallon, verse $3.65 in 2014. Florida’s average at this time last year was $3.48, but this year reflects prices closer to those of the national average, coming in at $3.64.
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