Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the average national price for gasoline is at $2.12, two cents more than a week ago, but still down 46 cents from last year.
Across the country, motorists in nearly 30 states are paying more at the pump on the week, according to AAA. States with the largest jumps include Delaware (up 15 cents), Maryland (up 8 cents), Pennsylvania (up 7 cents), New Jersey (up 6 cents), and North Carolina (up 6 cents).
Despite the small increase at the pump, U. S. gasoline stocks increased and demand decreased, according to the Energy Information Administration’s reports for the week ending November 20.
“As COVID-19 cases increased, the national gas price average saw it’s cheapest November in 12 years,” said Jeanette Casselano McGee, AAA spokesperson. “Motorists can expect gas prices to mostly decrease in the days ahead, especially with demand showing the lowest reading since June.”
Meanwhile, the nation’s least expensive markets are Missouri ($1.76), Texas ($1.79), Mississippi ($1.81), Oklahoma ($1.82), Arkansas ($1.84), Louisiana ($1.85), Kansas ($1.87), Alabama ($1.87), South Carolina ($1.87) and Tennessee ($1.89).