July 4th gas hasn't been this cheap in years

Local gas prices uncharacteristically low

Local gas prices uncharacteristically low

That's an increase of 1.25 million travelers or 2.9 percent over previous year, making ti the most traveled Independence Day since AAA has been counting.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular in Florida on Monday was $2.15.

Nationwide, the last time gas prices were this cheap for the Independence Day holiday was 2005.

Gas prices are also a help.

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Despite spending more than half of his life in Barcelona, Dominguez says he isn't surprised Messi chose to return home to marry. The civil wedding ceremony and party were all slated to take place inside the venue, and the guests will be lodged there too.

SC continues to register the lowest average in the nation at $1.90, followed by Alabama at $1.96, according to AAA.

"Historically, June has been an indicator for summer gasoline demand, and this year it's an indicator that high refinery output outpaces moderate demand and consumers will continue to see a downward price trend", according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. Moreover, last week Baker Hughes, Inc. reported that for the first time in 24 weeks, the USA lost two oil rigs - bringing the total rig count to 756. The lowest prices in MI are in the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland area at $2.22, while Ann Arbor drivers are paying the most for the third straight week at $2.25 a gallon.

While the decline in active rigs might signal that USA production may be headed for a new trend, which could lead to a degree of tightening between supply of oil and demand for refined products, the US oil rig count is still up by 415 when compared to the count past year at this time. The drop in demand is unlikely to hold for the next reporting period given the Independence Day holiday weekend.

For those hoping to visit Orlando theme parks and stay at on-site or nearby hotels, hopefully, you made reservations ahead of time and expect to stand in a lot of lines with Orlando being AAA's number one expected travel destination for the Fourth of July weekend.

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