Teresa Jones watches the pump as she puts gas into her car at a Shell station in Los Angeles in this 2012 file photo
(Photo: Grant Hindsley AP)
As families take to the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, they have something to celebrate: gasoline prices that are the lowest for the week since 2010, according to Energy Department price watchers.
"Despite this week's increase in regular-grade gasoline prices to an average of $3.29 per gallon, the price of gasoline is lower than three months ago, 14 cents less than a year ago," the Energy Information Administration reports.
Lower prices should be critical to the 38 million that AAA predicts will travel by car through Sunday.
While the price of regular-grade gas has been holding relatively steady, AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report says midgrade gas Wednesday averages $3.453 a gallon and premium is $3.629 a gallon. Diesel fuel is going to for an average $3.843 a gallon.