Hitting the road for Thanksgiving? Ohio gas price predictions are out

There’s good news and bad news

Hitting the road for Thanksgiving? Ohio gas price predictions are out
Even though gas prices are dropping, this will be the highest national average since 2014 according to GasBuddy.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -The gas price tracking website GasBuddy has put out its annual Thanksgiving travel predictions and while we’re seeing a good sized drop in prices in the past week, we’re still paying more than usual.

“Thanksgiving gas prices will be the highest since 2014 even after a drop of 25 cents in the national average since the start of October,” according to the report.

Currently in Northeast Ohio, prices range from about $2.26 to $2.81/gallon.

The national average on Thanksgiving this year is expected to be $2.57/gallon.

That’s the highest since Thanksgiving 2014 when it was $2.79/gallon.

“While gas prices have dropped in the last month, we’ll be paying nearly $80 million more over the travel period as a country than we did last year,” according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

According to a survey by GasBuddy the higher prices will impact how many people will travel to be with family.

“Thirty two percent of participants said high gas prices were impacting their travel plans -- 2018 is expected to see a 15 percent decrease in travelers on the road for Thanksgiving compared to 2017,” the report said.

Copyright 2018 WOIO. All rights reserved.