For the first time in a long time, the price of gasoline in our area has dropped below $3 a gallon.
According to GasBuddy Dot Com, gas prices in the six-county region on Saturday ranged from $2.80 in Delta to $3.15 in Malinta.
AAA says the national average for gas prices for regular unleaded gas was $3.29 per gallon last week, with three main reasons for the drop…
a decline in price of crude oil, decline in driving, and the switch to winter-blend gas, which costs less to make.
AAA also says the reason the price of crude oil has declined is because of the boom in North American petroleum production. The increased domestic production has reduced the need for foreign oil.
Officials also say, enjoy it while you can, because by spring, prices will likely rise again.