Nearly 49 million holiday road trippers will fill-up with thankworthy gas prices. The prices are similar to last Thanksgiving. Today’s national gas price average is $2.62, which is seven cents less than a week ago and the largest one-week decline in pump price this year. Locally, the best price is around $2.17. Fort Worth and north of Dallas around Sherman are the best prices at around $2.05 according to GasBuddy.com.
Even after some relief, U.S. drivers will still pay about $80 million more for gasoline this Thanksgiving holiday than they did last. GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices across the country, projected the average costs for gasoline during the Thanksgiving holiday at $2.57 per gallon, up from $2.53 per gallon a year ago. The four cent difference will represent “paying nearly $80 million more over the travel period as a country than we did last year,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.