Fall trips will be cheaper with lower gas prices, says AAA

Gas prices have continued to fall, with national averages hovering around $4, making fall travel more affordable for everyone.

The average price of gasoline has continued to fall, falling well below $4 nationally in recent months. According to AAA, the national average gasoline price fell to $3.77 per gallon.

Low oil prices, “subdued” US demand and a so far subdued hurricane season are all contributing factors to lower costs.

“According to weather analysts, this is the first time in 25 years that a named Atlantic storm hasn’t developed in August. That’s the good news, but we have yet another month of peak hurricane season, and these storms can affect gas prices by disrupting oil production and refining,” AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said in a statement.

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This week, gasoline prices have fallen as much as 14 cents per gallon in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and as much as 15 cents per gallon in Vermont. Texas and Arkansas were the cheapest states to fill up with an average price of $3.25 per gallon.

Lower gasoline prices, which have been falling for months, have come just in time for tourists planning fall getaways to take advantage of changing leaves and cooler temperatures. Drive through New England to visit fall festivals and some of the best foliage pavilions in the country, or head to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia to take in its breathtaking beauty.

Other plans might include going fishing, hiking, or planning a camping trip to beautiful sites like Glacier National Park in Montana or Acadia National Park in Maine.

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