Low Gas Prices in the U.S.
Gas prices are down in the United States and these prices haven't been seen in years. A friend of mine who drives the family car said earlier today, "I filled up my car and it was $40. Over the summer it was something close to $95. It's so cheap now!"
Drivers returning home from the Christmas holiday this weekend will be paying less for gasoline than they have in in five years, according to a survey of credit card swipes at service stations across the nation..
The national average price dropped for its eighth consecutive day to $1.630 a gallon, down 1.2 cents from the previous day, according to the motorist group AAA.
The national average last hit close to the current price on Feb. 18, 2004, when it averaged at $1.63.
Prices are down 60% from the record high of $4.114 a gallon touched on July 17.
Gas remains is below $2 in all 48 contiguous sates and the District of Columbia, according to AAA. The highest average gas price was in Alaska ($2.53), while the cheapest was found in Utah ($1.45).