Thanksgiving travel

Statewide pump prices as of Sunday averaged $3.46 per gallon, 10 cents lower than last week. But that’s still 10 cents per gallon more than what Thanksgiving travelers paid last year.

Citrus Countians planning a trip this long Thanksgiving weekend will be greeted with falling gas prices.

“Prices at the pump are likely to drop through the holiday weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices could ultimately fall 20-30 cents per gallon. The downturn is being driven by strong refinery output, which led to a big gain in gasoline supplies.”

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Michael D. Bates is a staff writer with the Citrus County Chronicle and can be reached at