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.