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Pump Prices Plummet Ahead of Thanksgiving, But Gas Prices are the Most Expensive Ever for the Holiday

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Statewide – (Release from AAA) Drivers fueling up ahead of Thanksgiving will find falling pump prices in all 50 states. Unfortunately, gas prices will be the most expensive ever for the holiday. For the week, the national average for regular tumbles 12 cents to $3.76 a gallon. The Oregon average plunges 17 cents to $4.77.  This is the fifth-largest weekly drop for a state in the nation.

National State Local Gas Prices 11-22-2022

AAA projects 54.6 million Americans (16.4% of the population) will travel 50 miles or more from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 1.5% from 2021. This year is expected to be the third-busiest for Thanksgiving travel since AAA started tracking in 2000, only behind 2005 and 2019. About 777,000 Oregonians will head over the river and through the woods for turkey and all the trimmings. Find details and tips for travelers in the AAA Thanksgiving news release.

“Gas prices have never been more expensive for Thanksgiving with the national and Oregon averages at their highest prices ever for the holiday. Those who hit the road for Thanksgiving will find gas prices that are as much as 90 cents a gallon more expensive than last year,” says Marie Dodds, public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho. “Still, we can be thankful that pump prices are moving in the right direction for now.

Thanksgiving gas prices 2008 - 2021

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