Gas Prices Dip Below $2 Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Date posted - November 24, 2015

gas 1.99Sheldon, Iowa — Gas prices are below two-dollars a gallon in many locations as Iowans prepare to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Tuesday afternoon in Sheldon, prices were at $1.99 a gallon.

Triple-A Iowa spokesperson Rose White says motorists are thankful for pump prices that haven’t been seen in 7 years.

The U.S. Energy Administration has reported domestic crude oil inventories are near an all-time high and White says many Midwest refineries are back on-line after planned or unplanned maintenance.

Tuesday morning, Triple-A reported the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas dropped to $2.08.

Nearly 60-percent of all gas stations in the U.S. are now selling fuel below $2 a gallon.

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