While 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
$2.452 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!