SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – High gas prices can impact you long-distance travel plans.
Gas prices have fallen 15 cents a gallon since the Fourth of July.
Price tracking website, “Gasbuddy” released nationwide results showing the average price of regular gas dropped from $3.66 to $3.51 a gallon from July to August. That’s the lowest they’ve been since 2010. On Sunday, the results showed an average of $3.58 per gallon, compared with the national average price of $3.49 per gallon.
One driver described how a small drop in gas price can have a big impact, “I was traveling to Connecticut on a daily basis, to and from so it definitely makes a difference, $60 a week to $60 maybe every two to three weeks.”
GasBuddy operates SpringfieldGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices nationwide. Gasbuddy says prices should continue to fall, but unpredictable factors, like extreme weather, or wars can push the price back up.
South Carolina has the cheapest gas in the country, at 3 dollars and 22 cents a gallon while Hawaii charges the most at 4 dollars and 34 cents a gallon.
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