UNDATED (AP) -- As drivers put a lot of miles on their cars during Thanksgiving, they're paying more at the pump than a year ago -- but they still have reason to be thankful.
Prices in many parts of the country have fallen recently, and Triple-A says gas prices could finish the year lower than where they started.
The national average today is $3.43, down 44 cents from mid-September but still 8 cents higher than a year ago.
Because the price was so high for so much of the year, Americans are likely to spend a record amount for gas by year's end. The Oil Price Information Service estimates that Americans will spend about $483 billion on fuel this year, topping last year's record of $474 billion.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.