Gas Prices Dip Below $2

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By Felicity Bosk

 

Superiorites saw the cost per gallon of gas go below $2 last Sunday, and continuing to drop throughout this week. Last Thanksgiving, the national average cost of gas was $2.79 according to Gasbuddy.com, and in Superior the price of gas is down 62.7 cents from last year.

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Cenex charged $1.93 on Wendesday

Low prices mean less travel costs which is important for this time of year. It also means better business for local gas stations. One employee at Cenex said business has been crazy since the prices began to drop, and that they are selling significantly more gas than usual.

The record for highest gas price recorded in Superior by Gasbuddy.com was $4.34 in May 2013. When prices were that high just two years ago, driving became a less frequent luxury. Most people are now embracing it the affordableness.

“I have a big gas tank and it would cost a lot to fill it up,” said UWS student Gretchen Wienke. “Now that they’re getting lower, I can afford to drive places. Heck, I could drive to Canada.”

The current national average still sits at $2.04, and in Duluth, the lowest price recorded today by Gasbuddy.com is $1.90.




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