UPDATED: Jan. 16, 2015 3:18 p.m.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WNEW) — Just how low will gas prices go? AAA says more than half of all gas stations in the country are averaging less than $2 per gallon.
More than half of all U.S. gas stations are selling gas for less than $2/gallon today.— AAA (@AAAnews) January 14, 2015
AAA estimates that the trend will continue (at least) into next week.
Americans saved about $14 billion on gas this year compared to 2013, based on monthly prices and consumption, according to AAA. U.S. households in 2014 saved an average of about $115 on gas compared to the previous year.
The majority of these savings came during the last few months of 2014. AAA says consumers saved an even larger $22 billion on gas compared to 2012.
AAA estimates the national average price of gas may remain less than $3 per gallon in 2015.
The average price in the Metro area is $2.22. Gas prices are nearing six-year lows, but savvy drivers are finding a way to pay prices not seen since 2004.
Thanks to gas rewards for one driver, 60 cents was shaved off it only cost her $25 to fill up — $1.57 per gallon.
So what to do with less pain at the pump?
“A little bit of everything,” she says. “Bills, retirement, you have to save for a rainy day, you know?”
One driver tells WNEW’s Chuck Carroll the lowest gas price she has seen was $1.87 in Leesburg, Virginia.
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