The cost of filling up is going down

August 31, 2010 3:08:00 PM PDT
Gas prices are dropping just before the last big travel weekend of the summer.

In Philadelphia, drivers are paying an average of $2.68 for regular unleaded. That's down about a cent from Monday and four cents from a week ago.

The price is lower in Delaware - at $2.55 a gallon.

In South Jersey, regular unleaded costs an average of $2.46.

The lower prices in the Garden State are the result of a lower gas tax, which does attract people from across the border.

"I just time it so, when I come over for something else, I fill up every time," said Amy Weidner of South Philadelphia.

"We have a large inventory of crude oil in the United States right now, so it's definitely in favor of the motorist," said Tara Woodside of AAA South Jersey.

Woodside says an estimated 4 million people from our area are expected to travel beyond 50 miles on Labor Day, which is up from last year.


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