Southern Tier drivers traveling during the holiday weekend may be thankful gasoline prices aren't as high as they were early last month.

Motorists might be a bit less grateful when they recall what the pump price was last Thanksgiving.

Many Binghamton-area gas stations are selling regular gas for about $3.73 this Thanksgiving. That's down from a high of around $4.15 on October 1.

While the recent price break may be viewed as good news, it's worth noting gasoline prices around Broome and Tioga counties last Thanksgiving were in the neighborhood of $3.55 a gallon.

Gas supplies across the region appear to be plentiful and there's no odd-even rationing to worry about.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said odd-even sales rules in the Big Apple have been extended through Friday.

The rationing started November 9 in response to long lines at gas stations caused by distribution problems following Hurricane Sandy.