Prices at the pump are plummeting just in time for Thanksgiving travel

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 23, 2015) - Prices are plummeting at gas pumps around the country, just in time for millions of Americans, hitting the road and traveling for Thanksgiving.

Drivers are no longer dreading pulling up to the pump.

“It was high there for a while, for a few years, and this year, this summer, it’s been really great,” said Hoosier driver, Garrett Pennington.

“I can’t remember it being that low,” said another Hoosier driver, Rob Rowe.

According to AAA, we’re looking at the lowest gas prices since 2008. The national average is $2.07 compared to $2.80 last year. That’s a savings, of roughly $265 million dollars.

“It’s something that you have to pay so you’re going to pay it, but when you can put in $20 and get a half a tank of gas instead of, I remember a few years ago you put in $20 and get less than a quarter of a tank,” said Rowe.

Hoosier drivers are thankful this relief at the pump has come just in time for the busiest travel week of the year.

“Obviously a lot of people do a lot of traveling around this time of the year, visiting family. I know me and my wife; we have lots of other Thanksgivings we have to go to during the week, so it definitely helps,” said Pennington.

According to AAA, Indiana is feeling the effects as well, with some of the lowest gas prices in the nation. So far this month, the average cost per gallon in Indiana is $1.98. Compare that to almost a dollar more, $2.90 in 2014.

A welcome relief for an estimated 941,000 Hoosier motorists who will be driving 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving.

“So you can get to where you’re going and back on $20, it’s a lot better than $50 that’s for sure,” said Rowe.

If you want to find the cheapest gas near you, visit http://www.indygasprices.com/.

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