Fourth of July Gas Prices Higher than Last Year, Lower than National Average

Updated: 06/29/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 06/29/2014 9:46 PM
By: Tim Sherno

According to AAA, 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The highest percentage of those travelers, about 35 million, will be in their personal car.

According to Gail Weinholzer, Director of Public Affairs for AAA Minnesota, this figure is the highest number of Fourth of July drivers since 2007.

According to Weinholzer, those drivers will see higher gas prices.

"They are a bit more expensive in Minnesota," Weinholzer said. "The average today is $3.60 which is .20 cents more than a year ago today, yet it's .08 cents lower than the national average."

Weinholzer says prices will change once you cross Minnesota boarders, depending on which way you're traveling.

"So in large part, when leaving Minnesota you'll find prices a bit more expensive, especially if you go to the east or west coast," she said. "If you go to the south, or southeast you'll find gas prices less expensive."

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