Pump prices expected to fall again this week
Tampa, FL – The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2.00 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009. Georgia became the 29th state to slip below the $2.00 threshold on Friday. Florida’s average price was 8 cents above $2.00 on Sunday, but should drop below $2.00 within the next month.
“The gas price plunge is directly connected to declining global crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Like pump prices, crude oil prices have posted multi-year lows due to global supply outpacing demand, which has kept downward pressure on the price of crude and ultimately meant hefty discounts in retail gasoline for U.S. drivers. The price of oil dipped again last week, meaning motorists could see even more discounts at the pump in the coming days.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gas prices fell another 7 cents last week as the national average settled at $2.07, moving closer to $2.00 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2.00 in nearly six years (March 2009).
“The national average could be $2.00 or less by this time next week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline has been falling at a rate of about 1-cent a day and that trend is likely to continue in the next seven days.” «Read the rest of this article»
2,417 hotels and restaurants across the continent top the list with the travel authority’s highest ratings
Tampa, FL – The Auto Club Group has announced the 17 hotels and four restaurants in Tennessee that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.
Among these, two lodgings received these ratings for the first time, qualifying them as new additions to the annual lists. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.
Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gas prices fell another 7 cents last week as the price of crude oil continues to drop. WTI fell below $50.00 a barrel on the NYMEX, settling at $48.36 on Friday, the lowest settlement since April 2009.
“The price of crude is continuing its downward slide due to excess supply and weak demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Global oil prices are expected to remain relatively low for the first half of 2015, which could put additional pressure on high-cost production countries like the United States. Rebel forces continue to disrupt supply from OPEC member country Libya, yet the level of global oversupply appears capable of easing concerns that might otherwise send prices higher due to production concerns.” «Read the rest of this article»
3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles
Tampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern United States and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.
According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.
Tampa, FL – Motorists in Georgia, Tennessee, and now Florida welcomed the New Year with gasoline selling below $2.00 a gallon at some filling stations. This begins what could be a year of monstrous savings at the pump after record-high oil production in 2014 pushed crude oil and gas prices to the lowest level in six years.
U.S. gasoline prices were $1.11 more expensive just one year ago. At the beginning of 2014, the national average for regular unleaded was $3.32. Prices rose in the spring due to refinery maintenance and the switch to “summer-blend gasoline,” peaking at $3.70 on April 18th. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Motorists traveling for the year-end holidays saw the cheapest Christmas day gasoline since 2008. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.43 in Florida, $2.32 in Georgia, and $2.18 in Tennessee. These prices broke the previous lows set in 2009 of $2.63 in Florida, $2.44 in Georgia, and 2.45 in Tennessee.
“Low gas prices are helping consumers save more than $21.00 for a tank of gasoline compared to the highs earlier this year ($3.70), and that has a positive effect on holiday shopping and travel,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The new year will bring new expectations for even cheaper gasoline. Prices could drop another 3-6 cents by New Year’s Day.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tow to Go service available December 24th – January 1st
Tampa, FL - Tow to Go will have its busiest week of the year starting tomorrow. In 2013, AAA received two-thirds of its annual Tow to Go calls between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking.
This means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices fell below $2.00 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind. The lowest prices in Florida are in the Jacksonville area at about $2.10 a gallon.
If prices keep falling at a rate of 2 cents a day, Florida motorists could begin finding gasoline below $2.00 by the end of the week. «Read the rest of this article»
Busy year-end holidays will be marked by most travelers on record
Tampa, FL – The year-end holiday season should see the highest travel volume on record (AAA travel data dates back to 2001).
AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
The year-end holiday period is defined as Tuesday, December 23rd to Sunday, January 4th.
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