Labor Day gas prices drop to lowest in over 10 years

- Tampa Bay drivers are enjoying the lowest gas prices during Labor Day weekend in more than ten years, according to AAA.

Gas was reported to be as low as $2.07 at many locations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The average price of regular gas is currently at $2.16 for the Tampa Bay area and $2.26 for the state.

The prices are the lowest for Labor Day weekend since 2004, AAA said. The national average for regular gas has fallen for more than 14 days in a row.

During the holiday weekend, AAA estimates that 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more. This Labor Day weekend is expected to be the busiest since 2008.

The auto club reports that in Florida, 1.6 million travelers will use cars, a nearly two percent increase from last year's Labor Day weekend.
 

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