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Gas Prices Dip Before Fourth of July

The average cost for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, according to AAA.

Fourth of July travelers are getting a break this year with gas prices taking a dip before the holiday.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, down from $3.57 a week ago and $3.77 one year ago.

That's good news for drivers who plan to hit the road over the holiday travel period, which AAA defines as Tuesday through Sunday.

"AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people who traveled last year," AAA reports. "The expected 2012 Independence Day holiday travel volume will tie the past decade’s previous high mark set in 2007 and represents a near 42 percent increase from 2009."

Here are some of Monday's prices for a gallon of regular gas at a few nearby stations, according to Mapquest.

  • Rich Oil, 3310 N Main St.: $3.39
  • Citgo, 24 N Rochester Rd.: $3.45
  • Sunoco, 4738 Rochester Rd.: $3.45

Where have you seen the cheapest gas around town? Leave a comment!

Bob DeVine July 02, 2012 at 04:50 PM
We just got back from southeast Ohio where gas was going for $3.04. I think we still have a ways to go here ........
Nicquel Terry (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Wow, $3.04?! I hope we get there soon, Bob!

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