GAS PRICES: You'll be happy at the pump this holiday weekend

Are you planning on traveling over the long weekend? AAA says that nearly 35 million Americans will be heading at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday weekend, with 86 percent of people traveling by car.

Unfortunately, that means the roads should be packed, but there is some good news. Gas prices have been dropping steadily since July, and as of yesterday (August 28th) the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline in the U.S. was $3.43.

That's 13 cents cheaper than prices were a year ago. In fact, the last time gas prices were this low heading into Labor Day weekend it was 2010! Still, AAA predicts that gas prices will have little impact on those planing to travel for the holiday weekend, though many will surely be grateful to save a few bucks.


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