More travelers are driving to Thanksgiving Day celebrations than last year, and they’re getting a good price on gasoline. Triple A reports that gasoline is cheaper than we’ve seen it in a while. And Missouri’s getting the best deal.
Mike Right with Triple A in St. Louis says about 38 million drivers are hitting the road this week throughout the U.S. He says air travel will only acount for 3.4 million Thanksgiving travelers this week … just over 10 percent; 90 percent will drive.
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Right says the gas prices should hold steady for the next couple months. The lowest gas price in Missouri is $2.83 for a gallon of regular unleaded in Hazelwood … the highest is $3.34 in Branson.
He says we typically see gasoline prices fall this time of year as the summer and fall travel seasons end and demand drops off, and prices will likely rise again in the spring.
He says the uptick in holiday travel is unrelated to the gas prices since people plan for holiday travel long before gas prices fluctuate.