The big bust in gasoline prices that saved American motorists an average of $500 each during 2015, shows every sign of continuing into the New Year as gasoline prices sit at their lowest point since the great recession.
Drivers paid the lowest averages for the Christmas holiday since 2009, and pump prices continue to hover around the $2 benchmark. Retail averages have fallen for 45 of the past 52 days, according to AAA. Despite prices moving higher by fractions of a penny on the week, the average price of $1.999 is the lowest for this date since the Great Recession.
Monthly and yearly discounts persist, and consumers are saving five cents per gallon versus one month ago, and 30 cents per gallon versus this same date last year. (more…)