By Al Sunshine, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Consumer Investigator, Sept. 21, 2015 – Has a little bit of History for a few friends here: Triple-A Reports Gas Prices Averaging UNDER $2.00 a Gallon in some parts of the Southeast.
Of course NOT in my neighborhood. But its History never-the-less. Don’t ask to many questions, just enjoy it and take a ride somewhere. What goes up, comes back down, and can up again. If your local gas station isn’t passing along its’ recent savings to customers, and is instead squeezing out some extra profits, go somewhere else.
TAMPA, Fla. (September 20, 2015) — Gas prices continue falling at a rate of about a half cent a day. The average price in Tennessee fell below $2 a gallon last week, while motorists in Florida and Georgia are also beginning to find prices below $2 a gallon at various gas stations.
“Gas prices below $2 a gallon will become more of a common sight in the southeastern United States,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Prices at the pump are typically their lowest during the fall and winter seasons, because fewer Americans take extended road trips, leading to declines in demand. Plus, oil prices are especially low right now due to a wealth in global supply.”
The price of oil averaged $45.46 last week – a minor increase of 30 cents compared to the week before.
The average price in Florida has fallen 92 of the past 94 days for a total of 57 cents.
The average price in Georgia fell 94 of the past 97 days for a discount of 59 cents.
The average price in Tennessee fell 94 of the past 95 days for a total of 58 cents.
Motorists are currently saving $15-$25 on a full tank of gas compared to this time last year.
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline
Sunday Sat Week Month Year Ago
National $2.293 $2.297 $2.340 $2.650 $3.348
Florida $2.148 $2.153 $2.207 $2.408 $3.289
Georgia $2.134 $2.137 $2.190 $2.423 $3.293
Tennessee $1.995 $2.001 $2.053 $2.282 $3.141