Reporting Gigi Barnett
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gas prices keep dropping and dropping. Over the last month and a half, drivers have seen some of the lowest prices in a long time.
As Gigi Barnett explains, experts believe they’ll continue to fall.
Forty-one days and counting. Gas prices have been on a steady decline. Drivers are comparing the numbers, and filling up more.
“Literally, I come to this corner and I look and see who has the lowest price. And it’s usually this one,” said Jayme Levy, driver.
“Some of the cars my wife has. That was a headache to fill up. Now it’s getting a little easier,” said Jim Adams, driver.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says, over the last month and a half, prices have fallen by more than a quarter. The agency believes this slide is only going to continue until the end of the year.
“We expect that gas prices to decline a little more, as we’re seeing very weak demand. Supplies are also plentiful,” said Ragina Averella, AAA spokeswoman.
“We’re overjoyed by that. They can go back down to where they were when I was in high school–70 cents a gallon,” one driver said.
For some drivers, it’s cause to celebrate. Others are still a little skeptical about the drop.
“In terms of what Americans call cheap gas, I don’t think we’re going to get that anymore,” said Darrell Gray, driver.
Another factor: the national average for a gallon of gas this weekend was $3.36. That’s 38 cents cheaper than this same time last year.
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