Gas still averaging under $2.00 a gallon

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Average retail gasoline prices in Fort Wayne have fallen 13.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.98 a gallon on Sunday, December 28, 2014 according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Fort Wayne. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com which provides data for wane.com’s Gas Gauge.

Including the change in gas prices in Fort Wayne during the past week, prices Sunday were 144.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 81.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 50.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 100.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“The dramatic decline at the pump continues to reap significant savings for the motoring public- over $525 million less spent every day versus this past summer, or $375 million less than the same time last year,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “The slump in crude oil has wavered slightly and we’re in the fourth quarter of the game. However, there is still a chance that crude prices resume their slump again, and carry the pump plunge into overtime,” DeHaan said.

Gas prices have fallen $1.85 a gallon in Michigan since June 28, the largest drop in the nation. Following close behind: Kentucky, down $1.66 a gallon, Indiana, down $1.62 a gallon, Ohio, down $1.61 a gallon, and Illinois, down $1.60 a gallon over the same time frame. More statistics can be found at media.gasbuddy.com.

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