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Gas Prices Fall in Time for Labor Day



    Gas Prices Fall in Time for Labor Day
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    MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey. The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    AAA says the number of Americans traveling for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend will increase 9.9% from 2009.
    Approximately 34.4 million travelers will take a trip at least 50 miles away from home.

    Just in time for the Labor Day weekend gas prices have dropped to the lowest point of the summer. The price at the pump has crept down to within pennies of last year’s Labor Day prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas has held steady this week at $2.68. The price is the same in the 5 county Philadelphia area. In Delaware, the average is $2.54 and in New Jersey prices have fallen to $2.45.