Holiday Travelers to Spend Less on Gas

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More Americans are strapping on their hiking boots and reconnecting with nature this Independence Day, thanks to some of the cheapest gas prices since 2009.

GasBuddy, a community-based price comparison app that helps users find cheap gas, shares the Top 10 states with the largest savings compared to last year. The list includes Indiana, which has seen the second-largest drop in gas prices compared to last year, from a monthly average of 3.81 to $2.76 in June this year.

“The average national savings is 89 cents per gallon from last year and some states are saving even more,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst. “With gas prices the lowest they’ve been in years, this is the time to visit a place that is a little off the beckoned path.”

Michigan topped the list of states with the biggest drop in June compared to the same period the previous year. The U.S. average gas price was $2.74 in June, compared to $3.67 in 2014.


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