AAA Says to Expect Highest Gas Prices for 4th of July Weekend Since 2008

July 2, 2014

Gasoline prices are beginning to decline as we approach the Independence Day holiday weekend.

AAA forecasts the most automobile travelers in seven years, as more than 34.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more.

However, motorists are likely to find the most expensive gasoline prices for Independence Day since 2008.

The highest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was set on Independence Day 2008.

Motorists are likely to pay about 20 cents more for gasoline than they did during last year’s Independence Day holiday weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.

Still, current prices are about 10 cents cheaper than they were earlier this year.

So AAA doesn’t believe gas prices will keep people from traveling for the holiday says Jenkins.

The national average price for retail gasoline is $3.67 for regular unleaded, down a penny from last week’s price.

In Georgia, the average price is down a penny as well from last week, to $3.61.

For the fourth straight week, the average low price for retail gasoline in Elbert County is $3.59; according to