Gas prices lowest in 11 years


By Frank Lewis

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If you’re planning on traveling for the Labor Day weekend, there is some good news for your travel budget. You will be getting your gas at its lowest price since 2004. The average price for a gallon of gas in Ohio is $2.29 compared to last year’s price of $3.68.

The average price in Kentucky is $2.32 compared to $3.36 last year, while a gallon of gas in West Virginia is $2.45, down from $3.40 last year

Drivers nationwide continue to benefit from the relatively low price of crude oil with today’s national average of $2.44; down almost $1.00 from last year’s price. Barring any major supply disruptions, drivers will pay the lowest national average for the holiday weekend in nearly 11 years.

With nearly 35.5 million Americans expected to be traveling over the holiday, AAA travel is predicting the highest travel volume for the weekend since 2008. The majority of travelers, 30.4 million, are expected to be driving to their final destination, while more than 2.6 million will be traveling by air; the highest volume of Labor Day air travel since 2007. Nearly 2.64 million travelers will opt for other modes of transport like train, bus or boat.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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