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Gas Prices Lower Heading into Travel Weekend

By Tom Weber, KWMU/AP

St. Louis, MO – Heading into the busy holiday traveling season, gas prices in the St. Louis area are lower than a month ago but higher than a year ago.

AAA Motor Club reports the average price for a gallon of gas in the St. Louis metro area is $1.29. That's $0.19 lower than the average price a month ago, but at this time last year gas prices averaged just $1.06.

Gas in the Metro-East costs slightly more, averaging $1.37.

AAA's Chicago Motor Club says Thanksgiving holiday travel should be up this year, estimating almost 36 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for
the holiday. That's an increase of almost 2% over last year.