Cheaper Gas Nationwide
Oh the summer of 2008. Temperatures north of 100 degrees, road trips across the western US, and gas over $4.00 a gallon! It was a time when filling up felt like the twisting of a knife and people were doing all they could to avoid the pump. Now those times are over and gas has dipped below $2.00 across the United States just in time for holiday shopping. "One reason prices are falling is that motorists are staying off the road. Demand is down worldwide, reflecting a slowing economy." The decline in demand for gas that the average consumer caused is directly related to these falling prices, but now is not the time to relax. We can't lose those practices that led to the dropping prices or else a subsequent increase will occur. "'Whatever low prices we see in the next 90 days will give way to much higher prices next spring,' said the analyst, who thinks that prices will jump 50 cents to 75 cents a gallon." For the prices to stay low the American people need to keep pushing for alternate energies, conserve their oil usage, and keep demand as low as they can.