Holiday travelers rejoice: Pittsburgh-area gasoline falls again to $2.54 a gallon

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The national average is also down, which has AAA predicting 1.2 million Virginians will travel at least 50 miles for the holiday.

It's nearly an entire dollar less than the usual average prices over this holiday and what's more, for the first time in 17 years, Independence Day will bring cheaper gas prices than New Year's Day. "While holiday gasoline demand is likely to reach new highs, it will probably not be enough to cause a significant increase on the price of gasoline in the coming week". The Hilo average price is $3.03. One reason: a report on Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration that drilling activity in the United States dropped by two rigs - the first pullback since January.

Gas prices continue to plummet across the Bradenton-Sarasota area as well as Florida, with Monday marking the 30th consecutive day of falling costs. "Oil prices have rebounded off the previous $42 per barrel low, and now stand near $45 per barrel".

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The last time the average has been this cheap was in 2005, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. "While it has been over a month since the national average last saw a weekly rise, it is looking more likely we will soon face just that". West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled Monday up 2.2 percent, or $1.03, at $47.07 per barrel.

The statewide average was higher than this area, at an average of $2.148.

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