Gas Prices Low for Thanksgiving… and Dropping

Let’s not all hit the road at once, though

If you haven’t noticed, gas prices are loooow—in fact, we’re seeing the lowest Thanksgiving fuel prices in six years.

Nationally, the average price of a gallon is expected to drop below $2 on Turkey Day, according to GasBuddy. While $1.99 prices are becoming more and more common around the country, L.A. prices are still not near that (they remain some of the most expensive from coast to coast). Projected averages for L.A. will be $2.78 on Thanksgiving—though compare that to 2012, when prices were pushing $4 a gallon.

GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices, doesn’t expect to see a rise anytime, even with so many people hitting the road. With prices dropping so precipitously, they do anticipate an uptick in traffic. Sounds like the real Carmageddon begins Wednesday.


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