While gasoline prices are charging north, Americans are experiencing the cheapest fuel prices on a Labor Day weekend since 2004. Today’s prices are hovering around $2.22 per gallon, nationwide, AAA reports. That’s 27 cents less than the same time last year, and it’s only the second year in a row where the end of summer long weekend’s gas prices dropped below $3.
The pump price for regular unleaded gasoline in the US was $2.24/gal on Aug. 29, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This was the lowest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2004, and 27 cents\gal lower than the same time last year. Labor Day typically marks the last weekend that American consumers take to the road for any long summer road trips.