Filling up at the pump keeps getting cheaper, with the price per gallon dipping below $1.80 for regular gas Wednesday in Columbus.
The website gasbuddy.com, which tracks prices nationally, reported Indiana’s lowest price Wednesday of $1.68 per gallon with the average price statewide of $1.94 per gallon.
In its weekly price outlook issued Monday, GasBuddy said that average retail prices had dropped 16.9 cents per gallon over the past week. As of Wednesday morning, the average price dropped another 9 cents per gallon.
That’s almost $1 a gallon less than Hoosiers were paying a year ago.
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Events in France don’t appear to be impacting fuel prices.
“Terrorism and other geopolitical events always have the potential to bring havoc to Wall Street, but early signs suggest that financial market reactions are subdued,” said Gregg Laskoski, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst for the Northeast.
Regarding the prospects of rising prices with the upcoming heavy Thanksgiving travel period … check back in a week.