Drivers pay lowest Christmas gas prices since 2009, AAA says

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Call it a Christmas present for travelers.

AAA said Monday that drivers paid the lowest average price per gallon of gas for Christmas since 2009.

Plus, the national average continues to sit near $2, the consumer group said in a news release.

Palm Beach County’s average price is slightly higher, sitting at about $2.16 late Monday afternoon, according to GasBuddy.

GasBuddy also showed several stations in Palm Beach County at or below $1.90 a gallon as of 4 p.m. Monday.

The lowest gas prices in the county seem to mostly be associated with pumps at big-box retailers, with the price per gallon at the Costco in Boca Raton sitting at $1.89 as of Monday afternoon, according to GasBuddy.

Despite a very, very slight increase in average price per gallon nationally over last week, AAA said Monday’s average of $1.999 was still the lowest for Dec. 28 since the Great Recession.

As supply continues to outpace demand, AAA reported that gas prices nationally should continue to go down heading into the new year.

Get more details from AAA.

Top 10 least expensive average gas prices, as of Dec. 28

10. Louisiana, $1.78

9. Texas, $1.77

8. Alabama, $1.77

7. Mississippi, $1.77

6. Tennessee, $1.76

5. South Carolina, $1.76

4. Arkansas, $1.76

3. Oklahoma, $1.75

2. Kansas, $1.75

1. Missouri, $1.70

Source: AAA

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