Early Christmas gift: lowest holiday gasoline prices in years

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday travel rush, gasoline prices are dropping rapidly.

AAA reports that the national average for regular gasoline has fallen by 55 cents per gallon over the past two months, to $3.33.

This decrease surpasses the typical seasonal decline in fall gas prices. But whether the low gasoline prices continue is yet to be seen.

GasBuddy's Head of Petroleum Analysis, Patrick De Haan, recommends people fill up outside of Illinois if they’re traveling over the holidays.

“Our state gasoline taxes tend to be higher,” he told WBBM Newsradio on Monday.

GasBuddy forecasts that the national average could dip to $3.25 per gallon or even lower by Thanksgiving Day, marking the lowest fuel prices on Thanksgiving in three years.

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