Below $2 Per Gallon: Consumers in Some States See Cheapest Gas Prices in Years

With collapsing crude oil prices in world markets, it was bound to happen: gas at U.S. pumps falling below $2 per gallon.

Gas breaking through that milestone of $2 can be found in 13 states across the country. Just two weeks ago, you could count the number of gas stations selling gas that cheap on one hand.
The national average for regular is pegged at $2.54 per gallon today, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.
Data from GasBuddy.com finds that three states — Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio — claim at least one station each selling regular gas for less than
$1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is also found at stations throughout Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon barrier earlier this month. .
Another ten states — Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia — also have gas for less
than $2.
“Overall, 55.5% of gas stations are now charging less than $2.50/gal, with the most common price across the U.S. standing at $2.399/gal, when it stood at $3.199/gal a year ago,” writes Patrick DeHaan, for GasBuddy.com.

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