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Traveling This Thanksgiving? Check Gas Prices In Houston

Patch logo Patch 11/24/2021 Jeffrey Perkins
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HOUSTON, TX — If you’re among the millions of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving, you may be in for some sticker shock at the gas pump.

Gas prices are at a seven-year high heading into the holiday weekend, according to a recent AAA report. As of Nov. 23, the average price for a gallon of gas in the United States was $3.40.

Last year, gas prices hovered around $2.12 per gallon just before the Thanksgiving holiday.


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How much can you expect to pay at the pump in Houston? AAA data shows the average price for a gallon of gas in Harris County was $3.00 on Tuesday. Average prices are updated daily.

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In the western United States, people are paying some of the highest gas prices in the nation. As of Nov. 17, gas prices were as much as $4.69 in California, $3.98 in Nevada, $3.87 in Washington state and $3.78 in Oregon.

Meanwhile, Southern states including Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kentucky are enjoying the nation’s lowest gas prices, ranging from $2.99 to $3.18 per gallon.

Destinations vary this Thanksgiving, but AAA says the top five destinations this year are Orlando, Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix and Hawaii.

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