As we head into the holidays, AAA is expecting a drop in gas prices as the year comes to a close. Several Tri-State drivers are happy to see prices go down at the pump, but the bigger question is, is it going down enough?
AAA says gas prices have been on the downward trend since September, but it's still the highest on record for this month. In fact, this year is the most expensive year on record for gas prices.
But, that may soon change, as AAA predicts the national average to be down to as low as $3.20 by New Year's Day.
Here is what some local drivers had to say about the decreasing gas prices:
"I think it'd be great; I'd like to see it lower than that even," said Leonard Gooding of Camp Point.
Mitsie Ginn of Canton adds,"They need to go down because, you know, people aren't just out here joyriding. They're going to destinations. They're going to work."
"It hasn't affected our traveling to this point and time," said Marlin Rempfer of Quincy.
"I'm gonna retire in four days so savings of gas is going to be a plus for me," said Sheila Neastea of Quincy.
A couple of factors that lead to cheaper gas are increasing crude production levels, low demand, and the strengthening of the US dollar.
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