CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Around this time a year ago, a headline in The Charleston Gazette read: “Plummet at the pump; expect gas prices to keep dropping.”
The “plummet” referred to gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon in the Kanawha Valley.
A year later, average gas prices nationwide are expected to dip below $2 a gallon this week, just in time for the busiest travel time of the year.
At the Pilot station in Nitro, gas was $1.93 a gallon on Monday. Several stations in Putnam County also had gas below $2 a gallon.
It’s not there everywhere just yet. Gas was $2.09 at the One Stop on Charleston’s West Side on Monday afternoon. At the East End One Stop, it was $2.16.
But by Thanksgiving Day, the average price nationally should hit $1.99, according to projections from GasBuddy…