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Gas Price Predictions Give Drivers the Green Light To Plan Road Trips

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AAA says Gas prices have been dropping steeply since February. And it says that trend would likely continue or level off into the Memorial Day Holiday. The point is, prices are unlikely to rise.

Hannah Gossett with AAA says the drop has a lot to do with oil refinery changes.

"This year, unlike previously, they've done their maintenance earlier which means they have plenty of supply. And just in the past 2 months gas prices dropped in South Carolina 37 cents. There's plenty of supply, so it's pretty safe to say that it's going to stay low for Memorial Day this year," said Gossett.

That's great news for the Bullocks in Greenville who plan to cover about 2000 miles over the next 6 weeks.

"Gas prices definitely influence the distance we travel and how often we travel."

Grace Bullock says the recent drop in prices have given them the green light to put travel plans on overdrive heading into the upcoming Holiday.

AAA says gas prices are expected to be 10 cents cheaper than the holiday last year. Add a little strategy to that and you can beat those odds.

As you plan your road trip, you'll find a cost saving on our homepage. Just click on GAS in the big blue box. Then type in your city or zip and you'll find the cheapest gas stations along your route.

While you're on the road, AAA's mobile app has a similar feature, also for free.

Bullock, who will be visiting family, knows just how to spend that savings.

"It's an opportunity to take them out to eat more often," she said with a laugh.

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