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Make sure to fill up your tank up on Thanksgiving, as gas prices are hitting a 12-year low.


According to AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch, Thanksgiving day gas prices will be the lowest that they have been on the holiday for the past dozen years. This projection comes after gas prices have been on a declining rollercoaster in 2020 altogether.

AAA expects prices to be more than 50 cents cheaper per gallon on Thanksgiving.

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Right now, the statewide average on gas prices is $1.79. At this time last year, a gallon of gas would run you $2.26, or 47 cents more than today. On top of that, Texas drivers are paying the second cheapest prices out of the country, just behind Missouri at $1.74 per gallon.

Compared to the nationwide average, $2.10 per gallon, Texas is already paying 31 cents less.

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This massive price drop comes amid officials encouraging people to stay home for the holidays, one of the biggest travel times of the year. AAA is expecting a 5% total drop in Texas travel this year—10% across the U.S.

The decrease in travel will be the largest one-year drop the country has seen since the 2008 Great Recession.

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