Looking for gasoline below $2 a gallon? It’s here.
Monday, a few stations in Palm Beach County were selling gasoline at $1.99 for regular, cash price.
The stations reported with $1.99 gasoline on GasBuddy.com include Citro, 2765 W. Forest Hill Blvd., suburban West Palm Beach; Cumberland Farms, 3980 10th Ave. N. and Kirk Road, and RaceTrac, 3032 Lake Worth Road and Congress Avenue, both in suburban Lake Worth and Costco, 1873 W. Lantana Road, Lantana.
But the Palm Beach County average for regular has fallen to only $2.27 a gallon from $2.31 a week ago. Florida’s average today is $2.15, down from $2.15 a week ago, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.
Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee, AAA said.
“Motorists are beginning to find gas prices under $2 a gallon again,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. “Low oil prices, lower demand and high gasoline supplies are causing the slump at the pump. Gas prices should push even lower through the holiday weekend, unless crude oil prices suddenly surge.”
On Thanksgiving Day 2015, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded averaged $2.05 nationally, $2.08 in Florida, $1.99 in Georgia, and $1.88 in Tennessee.
Current averages are higher than last year’s holiday, by 9 cents nationally, 3 cents in Florida, 13 cents in Georgia, and 8 cents in Tennessee.
State averages are now falling at a rate of about 1 cent a day. If that trend continues, the Florida average will be the lowest on Thanksgiving since 2008 ($1.91). It’s unlikely the national, Georgia and Tennessee averages will have enough time to drop below last year’s levels.
Motorists can find gas prices below $2 a gallon at 28 percent of gas stations in Florida, 16 percent of gas stations in Georgia, and 76 percent of gas stations in Tennessee