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2017-06-29

Gas alert for weekend travelers

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A record number of U.S. travelers will travel 50 miles or more this Fourth of July weekend, auto club AAA reports, thanks largely to bottom-of-the-barrel gas prices.
In all, about 44.2 million people will take to the roads, skies, rails and waterways from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, AAA projects. That’s 1.25 million more than last year, making it the most-traveled 4th of July weekend since AAA has been keeping record.
Most will drive 37.5 million altogether, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year.
Thank gas prices. The national average price for gas is 4 cents less than this time last year. The average price today is $2.28, a historic low for the summer travel season. 
Experts at  Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) are avaiable to discuss:
• Why gas prices continue to drop despite earlier projections that they would rise
• How low gas prices may go
• How record-amounts of U.S. oil production are contributing to freefalling prices.
• Must–know methods to how motorists can save even more
Max Moline SmartMark Communications, LLC
phone: 215-504-4272
fax: 215-504-0872
max@smartmarkusa.com.
About CEA's Energy Experts: 
David Holt, President, Consumer Energy Alliance – David has more than 25 years of experience working for state and federal agencies and Congress, and directing outreach and advocacy efforts. Given his expertise, David is sought to provide counsel and guidance to companies and government officials regarding issues related to energy security, exploration and production, advanced technologies, air quality and refining. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership's Energy Collaborative Strategy & Assessment Subcommittee. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association and Houston Bar Association. 
Andrew Browning, Executive Vice President, Consumer Energy Alliance –  Previous to his position with CEA, Andrew was the Director of Government Relations at Methanex - the world's largest producer and distributor of methanol - where he supervised Methanex' government relations efforts in the U.S. and globally. He is also a former Clinton White House appointee to the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) where he worked in the Office of Fossil Energy and served as a staff assistant to the Secretary of Energy, the Deputy Secretary of Energy and other senior level USDOE officials on U.S. domestic and international energy issues, various international trade missions and technical assistance initiatives. 
Brydon Ross, Vice President of State Affairs — Brydon Ross previously served as the director of energy and environmental policy for the Council of State Governments and as the Interim Executive Director of the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies. Ross also served nearly 10 years was a senior staff person in the U.S. Senate; specializing in energy and environmental issues for U.S. Senators George LeMieux and Mel Martinez of Florida and Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.