Wake County

Triangle gas drops below $2 a gallon, if you know where to look

A commuter fills up at the Murphy Express gas pumps off U.S. 401 south in Garner on Thursday morning when he saw the price of regular gas was $1.99 at the pump..
A commuter fills up at the Murphy Express gas pumps off U.S. 401 south in Garner on Thursday morning when he saw the price of regular gas was $1.99 at the pump.. hlynch@newsobserver.com

Gas prices have fallen by more than $1 per gallon in the past year, and a few Triangle stations have cut their prices below $2 per gallon for regular.

Worldwide crude oil prices continue to drop, to around $39 a barrel this week, and that decline is showing up at the pump. Industry analyst Tom Kloza expects pump prices to fall 12 to 17 cents lower each month over the next few months.

As of midday Thursday, at least three convenience stores on the south side of Raleigh had regular gasoline below $2 per gallon. Overall, Triangle drivers were paying an average $2.27 for regular Thursday.

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