MODESTO — Summer travelers can look forward to the lowest gas prices since 2009, AAA said Monday.
Nationally, the gas prices averaged $2.75 a gallon. While that’s the highest of the year so far, experts expect gas prices in the United States to drop soon because crude oil costs are stabilizing and refineries are finishing their season maintenance.
“This could be the year of the summer road trip with lower gas prices motivating millions of people to travel,” said AAA spokesman Avery Ash. “Many drivers are likely to save hundreds of dollars this summer as gas prices remain more affordable than in recent years.”
Local gas prices
In California, the average price of gas was $3.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Modesto drivers saw gas prices drop to $3.38 for a gallon of regular unleaded, down from $3.45 a week ago and way down from $3.99 a year ago... Read More