JACKSON, MISS– Gas prices have fallen to the second-lowest since 2008, just in time for the annual Thanksgiving holiday pilgrimage.
AAA projected that 43.5 million passengers will take to the roads for the Thanksgiving long weekend to enjoy time with family and starting the mad dash of shopping for Christmas.
The gas prices for this time of the year are the second-cheapest since 2008, when the national average was just $1.85. The current national average of approximately $2.14 per gallon is down three cents per gallon from last week, and nine cents per gallon down for the month. The current national average is only 5 cents more expensive than last year’s average for the holiday.
If you are taking a road trip, AAA has provided some stats for key locations around the country.
Average gas prices are below $2 per gallon in twelve states:
- Oklahoma ($1.85)
- Missouri ($1.90)
- Arkansas ($1.90)
- Kansas ($1.90)
- Texas ($1.92)
- Mississippi ($1.92)
- Alabama ($1.95)
- Minnesota ($1.95)
- South Carolina ($1.96)
- Tennessee ($1.96)
- Louisiana ($1.97)
- Virginia ($1.99)
The West Coast remains the most expensive region to buy gasoline in the country, led by Hawaii ($2.86), California ($2.70), Washington ($2.63), Alaska ($2.61), Nevada ($2.47) and Oregon ($2.45).