WV gas prices fall below $2, may continue to drop

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp The Pilot gas station in Nitro has some of the cheapest gas in the area, but it’s pretty cheap everywhere. Gas prices on Monday were at their lowest level since March 2009.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp  The Pilot gas station in Nitro has some of the cheapest gas in the area, but it’s pretty cheap everywhere. Gas prices on Monday were at their lowest level since March 2009.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp
The Pilot gas station in Nitro has some of the cheapest gas in the area, but it’s pretty cheap everywhere. Gas prices on Monday were at their lowest level since March 2009.

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…

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