Cheaper gas prices will hand American drivers $1.4 billion over Labor Day

September 4, 2015, 4:59 PM UTC
Motorists make their way out of downtown Los Angeles headed east on the Interstate 10 freeway on August 30, 2013 in California, where more Southern California residents are taking Labor Day weekend trips this year compared to in 2012, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Some 2.44 million residents have plans for a trip of at least 50 miles from home this Labour Day weekend, with about 1.93 million expected to drive, up 6.2 percent from 1.82 million last year, according to the Auto Club. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gas prices across America will be, on average, 99 cents cheaper this Labor Day weekend than they were last, according to the gas-pricing website GasBuddy.

“I’m sure motorists will have plenty of company on the nation’s thoroughfares this weekend,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for

In some states, you’ll find cheaper gas than others. 19 states have at least one location in which it’s possible to find gas under $2.00 per gallon, while South Carolina is the only state where the average price of gas is under $2 per gallon. Motorists in the South will face the cheapest gas in the nation, with more than 40% of locations in states like Alabama and Mississippi giving riders gas for less than 2 bucks per gallon.