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AAA reports Gas Prices Decrease as Independence Day Holiday Approaches

 

AAATampa, FL Gas prices are declining as we approach the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend since 2007. Of the 41.9 million total travelers, 35.5 million Americans will take a road trip; the highest number of auto travelers on record (which dates back to 2000).

“Lower gas prices are added incentive for travelers to pack-up the family vehicle and hit the road this Independence Day,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists have been nervous about rising pump prices during the past five months, but will be delighted to see that prices are on the way back down. Gas prices are likely to continue falling through the holiday weekend, and travelers will find the cheapest gas prices in at least five years.”

2015 Independence Day Average Gas Prices

Average Gas Prices

  • The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline ($2.78) is 1-cent cheaper than last week; 88 cents lower than the price on July 4th, 2014.
  • Florida‘s state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline ($2.69) is 2 cents cheaper than last week; 91 cents lower than the price on July 4th, 2014.
  • Georgia‘s state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline ($2.66) is 5 cents cheaper than last week; 91 cents lower than the price on July 4th, 2014.
  • Tennessee‘s state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline ($2.55) is 3 cents cheaper than last week; 90 cents lower than the price on July 4th, 2014.

Concerns about an oversupplied global market continue to keep downward pressure on the price of crude, despite projected demand growth. The nuclear deal between Iran and six other nations is approaching the June 30th deadline, and if sanctions are removed Iranian oil will also return to the global market. At the close of formal trading on the NYMEX, WTI was down seven cents and settled at $59.63 per barrel.

“Gasoline production increases this time of year in anticipation of the busy summer driving season, so the increase in demand should not drive up prices during the holiday weekend,” Jenkins said. “Pump prices have likely hit their peak for the year and should continue falling through most of the summer.”

Current and Pas Price Averages

Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
National $2.775 $2.779 $2.792 $2.739 $3.681
Florida $2.692 $2.696 $2.713 $2.667 $3.627
Georgia $2.663 $2.667 $2.706 $2.667 $3.600
Tennessee $2.545 $2.549 $2.575 $2.486 $3.470
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

 

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at http://www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/. Every day up to 120,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

About The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.

ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.


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