"Gulf Coast refineries have completely recovered from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, and are now flooding the market with fuel in anticipation of strong demand during the year-end holidays", said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group.
According to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga, the average price of regular gas in Chattanooga fell to $2.08 a gallon on Sunday, or 33 cents below the US average. Gas prices in Grand Forks are just under $2.45. "At 20 cents more per gallon than the same time a year ago, pump prices don't seem to be a deterrent for today's travelers".
"Overall, our research shows that Americans are doing better than previous year and want to go somewhere for the holidays", said Vicky Evans, assistant vice president with AAA Travel.More news: Possible breakthrough in one of Michigan's highest profile cases
Tucson- $2.20/g, down 3.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.24/g. On Sept. 5, with Irma still days away, prices had increased 32 cents in a week to an average of$2.64 a gallon. That compares to $2.11 one year ago.
In Florida, the most expensive average gas price was $2.52 in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area. The U.S. average is almost 20 cents higher than this time a year ago. Jacksonville and the Tampa-St. As of last week, they have fallen to levels before Hurricane Harvey's slap on Gulf Coast refineries in August.
Drivers can expect pump prices to continue to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens and fall gasoline demand weakens. In addition, the gap between prices today and a year ago is also at its narrowest in months, highlighting that prices are moving in the right direction for many.