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August 21, 2013

AAA forecasts increase in Labor Day travelers

OKLAHOMA CITY — AAA Oklahoma is predicting more Oklahomans will travel at least 50 miles from home this year during the coming Labor Day weekend.

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The agency says an estimated 400,300 Oklahomans will travel during the hold — a 3.7 percent increase from last year. AAA forecasts 34.1 million Americans nationwide will travel during the holiday — a 4.2 percent increase over last year.

AAA says those driving to their destinations will find lower gas prices than in 2012.

The average price for a gallon of self-service unleaded in Oklahoma was $3.42 on Monday compared to $3.58 per gallon at the same time last year.

The national average on Monday was almost $3.54 per gallon on Monday, a decline of 18 cents per gallon from the same time in 2012.

 

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