AAA reports that 46 million Americans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, and they’ll be finding cheaper gasoline along the way.
Drivers will be able to find prices of $2.50 a gallon or less at more than half of the gas stations in the country, the association says.
The cheapest gas will be in the South, where 10 states make up the top 10 for cheapest in the nation. Alabama ranks No. 1 at $2.25.
The most expensive gas will be on the West Coast, with Alaska the highest at $3.27 a gallon. California comes in at $3.21; Washington is $3; Oregon, $2.85; and Nevada, $2.73.
The current national average is $2.54 for a gallon of gas, a drop of 2 cents from the previous week.
However, gas prices are up about 40 cents a gallon over last Thanksgiving, but AAA says that won’t stop motorists from driving to grandmother’s house, as 46 million drivers will be traveling more than 50 miles from home for the holiday.
Gas prices are following a three-year trend.
“Since 2014, the national gas price average has dropped 1 to 5 cents heading into the Thanksgiving week,” says Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.
Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, go to AAA.com/mobile.