Monday AM October 27th, 2008
by: Ed Mayberry, October 26, 2008 12:10:00 am
Ronan says AAA's National Office believes gas prices nationwide could be as low as $2.50 per gallon before Thanksgiving, and even lower by the end of the year. Americans have been cutting the number of miles they're driving and reducing fuel consumption, but AAA says there could be an increase in discretionary driving because gasoline prices have fallen below the $3 mark.
Another national survey shows gas prices continue to decline, tumbling nearly 53 cents a gallon in the last two weeks. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline at self-serve stations was $2.78 Friday. Mid-grade was at $2.93 and premium was at $3.05. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of 5,000 gas stations nationwide, released Sunday. Gas was cheapest in Wichita, Kansas, at $2.26 for a gallon of regular. It was most expensive in Anchorage, Alaska, at $3.50.