Good news for those of you planning to travel over the Labor Day weekend; gas prices have been falling recently due to a plunge in wholesale gasoline prices earlier this month.
The national average price is $2.68 for a gallon of unleaded according to AAA. That’s about 6 cents a gallon less than a month ago and 7 cents less than on the Friday before the July Fourth weekend.
AAA also says West Coast drivers pay the most for gas – between $2.79 and $3.54 a gallon. The cheapest gas is in Texas, the Gulf Coast states and parts of the Midwest, where prices range from $2.43 to $2.52 a gallon.
Analysts believe prices will continue to drop in September, when the roads will be left mainly to commercial vehicles and commuters.