New Year Starts Off with Lowest Gas Prices Since 2008
Drivers are starting the year with an average gas price of $2 per gallon, according to figures released by the AAA. The price is the lowest for New Year’s Eve and Day since 2008 and is roughly 26 cents lower than one year ago.
Filling your tank is cheapest in Missouri, with an average price of $1.72 per gallon. Arkansas, Oklahoma, and South Carolina are at $1.75, and Tennessee is at $1.76. The most costly place to tank is California, at $2.85 per gallon.
The cheapest price in the nation was $1.56 at a filling station in Decatur, Illinois and drivers will find over 16,000 gas stations across the country with a price of less than $1.75 per gallon as we enter the holiday weekend.
Experts say that the outlook for 2016 is more of the same for fuel prices. While there will continue to be regional and seasonal variances, no dramatic shift in cost is expected.
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