AAA: With increased holiday travelers, gas prices at 11-week low

Gas prices going into Fourth of July near 12-year low

Average retail gasoline prices in OR have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon. That compared with $2.364 a month ago, and the current price is about 8 cents cheaper than this time in 2016. The national average on Monday was $2.234.

Further north, sub-$2 prices were rampant across metro regions including Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne and Vero Beach. Nearby, Pinellas County stations were at $2.01, with Hillsborough County at $2.04.

AAA reports the 2017 Independence Day holiday travel period, from June 30 to July 4, will be the most traveled in the USA during that period that has ever been recorded. "A historic 3.2 million Texans will travel to celebrate our nation's freedom this year, adding to an already bustling summer travel season". That's a 2.9 percent increase over past year. Last year, Pittsburgh-area prices increased 73 cents from February to June.

The declines might be nearing an end, however, as a rebound in crude oil futures that began last week continued on Monday.

For Greater Boston, showers and storms overnight Friday
We'll see a stretch of very mild weather from Friday through Sunday before a chance of some storms returns Sunday into Monday . A low around 66 Saturday night , with mostly clear skies and winds coming from the south at around 5 miles per hour .

"It dropped to about $42 on the first day of summer", he said.

The drop in prices came despite a 4 cents per gallon increase in Tennessee's state gas tax, effective Saturday. The Hilo average price is $3.03.

Locally, AAA Michigan says the price in the Benton Harbor-St.

The lowest prices in MI are in the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland area at $2.22, while Ann Arbor drivers are paying the most for the third straight week at $2.25 a gallon.

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