THANKSGIVING GAS PRICES WILL BE HIGHER NATIONALLY, BUT LOWER IN ALABAMA

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Nearly 50 million people will be hitting the roadways next week to travel to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s nearly a 3% increase over last year.

The number of commuters driving home for Thanksgiving isn’t the only thing increasing this year. Gas prices will also be higher.

A survey released by Gas Buddy indicates that this will be the priciest Thanksgiving since 2014. The 7% increase from last year’s gas prices will result in the average gallon costing $2.57 nationally, but that’s not stopping people from traveling.

While gas will more expensive nationally than last year, Alabama’s prices will actually be below the country’s average, according to Patrick Dehaan from Gas Buddy.

“As we approach Thanksgiving, Alabama’s average right now is about 8 cents lower than last year whereas the national average is just a penny lower than last year and likely by Thanksgiving the national average will be higher this year than last year,” Deehan said. “So, overall not too bad of a holiday to hit the road and visit family for the holidays.”

Dehaan says that fewer holiday airfare deals and a strong economy are to thank for more people deciding to drive.

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