Gas prices have continued to decrease, with national averages hovering around $4, making autumn road trips more affordable for everyone.
The average price of gasoline has continued to plummet, falling to well below $4 nationally in recent months. According to AAA, the national average price of gasoline has decreased to $3.77 per gallon.
Low oil prices, “moderate” U.S. demand, and a so far subdued hurricane season are all contributing factors to the reduced costs.
“According to weather analysts, it’s the first time in 25 years that a named Atlantic storm did not develop in August. That’s the good news, but we still have another month of peak hurricane season, and these storms can affect gas prices by disrupting oil production and refining,” Andrew Gross, a AAA spokesperson, said in a statement.
This week, gas prices dropped up to 14 cents per gallon in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, and up to 15 cents per gallon in Vermont. Texas and Arkansas were the cheapest states to fuel up with an average price of $3.25 per gallon.
Lower gas prices, which have been going downward for months, have arrived just in time for tourists planning autumn getaways to enjoy the changing leaves and cooler temps. Drive through New England to visit fall festivals and some of the best foliage lodges in the country, or head to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia to enjoy its stunning beauty.
Other plans could include going fishing, hiking, or plan a camping trip to stunning sites like Glacier National Park in Montana or Acadia National Park in Maine.