Gas prices for the year-end holidays should be on par with, and possibly lower than, last year, AAA said.
And here's some good news for travelers: Gas prices keep falling.
Gas prices in Florida have dropped to what they were before Hurricane Harvey impacted oil production on the Gulf Coast, a new report finds.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market was $2.35 on Sunday, down 4 cents from last week and 13 cents from a month ago, though they remain 5 cents above past year, AAA reported Monday. "AAA forecasts a record-setting 97.4 million Americans will take a road trip during the final 10 days of the year".
As of last week, they have fallen to levels before Hurricane Harvey's slap on Gulf Coast refineries in August.
Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga dropped another 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week as Chattanooga continued to offer motorists the cheapest fuel in Tennessee.
In the Miami area, gas fell 2.3 cents in the past week and is averaging $2.46 a gallon, according to industry group GasBuddy.com.
East Coast and Midwest states are seeing the largest drops in gas prices - as much as six cents, while a small number of states have seen increases: in (+11 cents), MI (+8 cents), OH (+4 cents).
So far in 2017, gas prices in Florida have ranged on average between highs of $2.73 per gallon in September when the state was impacted by hurricanes and a low of $2.13 per gallon in the middle of July. "It's not as low as it was past year, but still fairly reasonable, the strong economy and high consumer confidence", said Grant. Lawrenceville gas prices range from $2.04- $2.13.