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Gas prices in state and nation hit new low


U.S. average gas prices dropped below $2 per gallon Monday for the first time since March 25, 2009, according to AAA. Today’s national average price of gas is $1.99 per gallon. Estimates are that cheaper gas prices have saved Americans more than $115 billion on gasoline so far this year, which works out to more than $550 per licensed driver. More than 91 million Americans plan to take advantage of cheaper gas prices to drive 50 miles or more during the upcoming holiday period.

Washington state drivers aren’t quite so lucky—yet. The state average price of gasoline is $2.43 per gallon, a figure still five cents less than a month ago and 26 cents less than a year ago. Washingtonians h...

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