According to AAA Southern New England, this Labor Day motorists can enjoy some of the lowest gas prices in three years.
According to AAA Southern New England, this Labor Day motorists can enjoy some of the lowest gas prices in three years.
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If you still need another reason to take a Labor Day road trip, try this on for size: This year’s gas prices are at a three-year low.

According to the most recent AAA Southern New England Fuel Gauge Report, national gas prices are averaging $3.43 per gallon — the lowest price on record for Aug. 29 since 2010, when the national average was $2.70.

The price drop can be traced to a spike in US oil production, according to an interview with Patrick DeHaan in The Boston Globe:

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A decade ago, total US oil output ran about 5.5 million barrels per day, but now it’s 8.3 million barrels per day, a more than 50 percent increase, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, a gas price site for consumers.

Well, what are you waiting for? Hit the road, already!