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AAA reports Oil Prices Reach 17 Month High

 

National average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rises 5 cents

AAATampa, FL – Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. Since Wednesday’s announcement, gas price averages rose 9 cents in Florida, 4 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee.

“AAA forecasts that gas prices could rise a total of 10 to 15 cents based on the recent surge in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “How the market responds this week could send prices even further. It’s unclear how much more upside momentum oil prices have, but some analysts believe they could eventually reach $54.00 a barrel. If that happens, the rise in pump prices could reach a quarter.”

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American Heart Association reports Clinic Readings may underestimate Blood Pressure during Daily Activities

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

AAADallas, TX – Around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

The reverse of “white coat hypertension” (higher blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office than outside the clinic setting), “masked hypertension” is normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office but high readings outside of the office.

Healthcare providers should be aware that normal blood-pressure tests in the clinic may not rule out high blood pressure among otherwise healthy patients. (American Heart Association)

Healthcare providers should be aware that normal blood-pressure tests in the clinic may not rule out high blood pressure among otherwise healthy patients. (American Heart Association)

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Most U.S. Drivers Do Not Trust Auto Repair Shops according to AAA

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Knowledge is power; unfortunately for many motorists finding a trusted auto repair shop is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

A recent AAA survey revealed two of three U.S. drivers do not trust auto repair shops, citing overcharges, recommendations for unnecessary services and poor past experiences for their lack of confidence.

AAA advises finding a trusted mechanic is more important than ever.

AAA advises finding a trusted mechanic is more important than ever.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Rise on New OPEC Deal

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists are already seeing higher prices at the pump this week, and prices will move even higher now, based on an agreement reached today, by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

OPEC announced plans to cut crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day to 32.5 million a day, effective in January 2017. The shift is aimed at draining a global glut that led to lower fuel prices in the last two years.

Retail prices could rise 10-15 cents

Retail prices could rise 10-15 cents

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AAA reports Gas Prices Level Off

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.

On Sunday, state averages rose by fractions of a penny in Florida and Tennessee, after declining 39 and 22 consecutive days respectively. Conversely, the Georgia average declined for the 20th consecutive day on Sunday, but by very small factions of a cent.  

Oil prices rose slightly last week.

Oil prices rose slightly last week.

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AAA says Gas Prices Continue to drop during Thanksgiving Holiday

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA projects that 43.5 million Americans are expected to take a road trip this Thanksgiving and drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008, when the national average was $1.85.

Today’s national average price of $2.14 per gallon represents a savings of three cents per gallon versus one week ago and nine cents per gallon on the month.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 through 6:00am Monday, November 28th, 2016.

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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AAA reports Gas Prices continue to fall as Thanksgiving Nears

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee. 

“Motorists are beginning to find gas prices under $2.00 a gallon again,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Low oil prices, lower demand and high gasoline supplies are causing the slump at the pump. Gas prices should push even lower through the holiday weekend, unless crude oil prices suddenly surge.” 

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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AAA reports National Average Gas Price Drops for 10 Consecutive Days

 

AAATampa, FL – Pump prices have fallen for 10 consecutive days, reaching today’s national average price of $2.17 per gallon. Drivers are benefiting from the price of retail gasoline with today’s average five cents less per gallon than one week ago and eight cents less than one month ago.

The abundance of crude oil in the global market is contributing to lower prices, and as a result, retail averages are the same price as compared to one year ago.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Push Lower

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices continued their downward march toward $2.00 a gallon last week. The average price is $2.02 in Tennessee, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Florida.

On Sunday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell for the 26th consecutive day in Florida, for a total decline of 10 cents during that period.

Oil Prices Decline

Oil Prices Decline

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