Gas prices drop as motorists gear up for Thanksgiving travel

Gas prices drop as motorists gear up for Thanksgiving travel

BOSTON, MA (WAFB) - Motorists preparing to travel for Thanksgiving have something to be thankful for: falling gas prices.

GasBuddy, a website and app that provides users with real-time gas prices, projects the national average gas price this Thanksgiving will be the third lowest in over a decade at $2.11 per gallon.

Today's national average price for a gallon of gas is $2.14, about 65 cents less than the Thanksgiving average two years ago at $2.79.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy, says motorists will be collectively spending nearly $1.7 billion less at the gas pump than the five-year average. "This year will go down as the first in over a decade that no state - not even traditionally pricey Hawaii or California - has seen its average daily price breach $3 per gallon. We can thank global oil production that continues to outpace rising demand for the low prices," DeHaan says.

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