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Christmas 2017 Gas Prices Expected To Be Higher Than Last Year

christmas_StockingsWhile stockings are being hung by the chimney with care, some U.S. motorists have already begun their holiday travels this week leading up to December 25th, Christmas Day. In addition to putting the finishing touches on holiday decorating and shopping, more than 97 million Americans are expected to hit the roads this week for the holidays.  “The most ever on record,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Here are some average gas stats for a price of a gallon of regular gasoline in these United States:

$2.444       Today, December 20, 2017

$2.424       Yesterday

$2.452       Last Week

$2.538       One Month Ago

$2.250       One Year Ago

Gas prices are down 9.4 ¢ from last month, but up almost 20 ¢ from this time last year. GasBuddy.com projects the average gas price this Christmas will be $2.39 per gallon, a 12-cent drop since Thanksgiving, but the priciest Christmas in four years (2013: $3.26), and 11 cents higher than Christmas last year. However, given the record number of travelers expected to hit the road this week and next, the Grinch won’t steal Christmas even if gas prices are higher than last Christmas.

Happy motoring and safe travels across America’s roads and highways. Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. GasBuddy.com offers a similar app for iPhone and Android.

Merry Christmas, everyone!



About Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.



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