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News   June 30, 2017   by Adam Malik

Low gas prices, higher miles expected

The American Automobile Association is predicting many U.S. drivers will take a road trip over the Independence Day holiday.

From Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 37.5 million Americans will drive to their destination of choice, backed, in part, by the lowest gas prices for this time of year in more than a decade. The average gas price across the U.S. sits at $2.21 according to GasBuddy, a Boston-based price tracker.

In Canada, the average national price of gas is 103.2 cents per litre as of June 30, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. That’s the lowest  it has been on a Canada Day holiday since 2010, and about 14 cents below the 10-year average.

It’s much the same south of the border. Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst, said prices are expected to be lower on July 4 than New Year’s Day for the first time in 17 years. “This is like Christmas in July, instead of seeing fireworks at the pumps like we saw just a few short years ago.”