AAA: With increased holiday travelers, gas prices at 11-week low

Posted July 05, 2017

AAA Northeast said Monday that the price of self-serve, regular gasoline is averaging $2.24 per gallon.

SC continues to register the lowest average in the nation at $1.90, followed by Alabama at $1.96, according to AAA.

Motorists in 94 Kansas communities are now enjoying average prices of $2 per gallon or less, AAA Kansas notes. Prices at some stations plunge to $1.49.

Locally, AAA Michigan says the price in the Benton Harbor-St.

Some 37.5 million Americans will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year, AAA predicted, while 3.44 million people will be flying for Independence Day, increasing air travel by 4.6 percent over last year.

Storms to begin, end your Thursday
Strong to severe storms are forecast to redevelop to our west and spread into our area this evening/overnight. Not too surprising, given the high levels of instability and moderate wind shear that will be moving in.

Rockford's average price is $2.24 per gallon, which is five cents cheaper than last week's price.

AAA reports the 2017 Independence Day holiday travel period, from June 30 to July 4, will be the most traveled in the USA during that period that has ever been recorded.

The monthlong gas-price free fall is a result of skidding crude oil prices in global markets over the past month, spurred by increased drilling production in the United States. In June, U.S. prices hit the lowest average for that time of year since 2005, according to the price-tracking website's data.

"With July 4 around the corner, the national average gasoline price has fallen over the last week yet again, said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com". Hawaii at $3.05 and California at $2.94 are the two states with the highest average prices in the nation.

AAA has more than 331,000 members in Kansas.