Gasoline prices plunged below $2 a gallon for regular in Medina County this week.
The dip falls in line with national trends as several states are reporting some financial relief at the pumps.
“Trends are indicating that the month of December may bring some of the cheapest gas prices of the year,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokeswoman in a statement.
“Currently, 19 states already have gas price averages less expensive than a year ago so as U.S. gasoline demand remains low and supply plentiful, motorists can expect to save at the pump as long as the price of crude oil doesn’t spike.”
Gas prices have been cheaper in the U.S. as crude oil sells at $57 per barrel and cheaper — the lowest prices of the year.
What that means locally for drivers is a savings with every fill up.
The Marathon station at 1051 High St., Wadsworth, had the lowest price in the county at $1.86 a gallon, according to GasBuddy, a website that monitors prices at stations nationwide.
Several nearby stations weren’t that much higher. A few blocks south on High Street, the GetGo station offered a gallon of regular at $1.96.
GasBuddy reported five other stations in the county — all in the Wadsworth area — with prices below $2 a gallon.
According to AAA, the average in Ohio is $2.23 a gallon. A month ago, a gallon of gas was $2.64 on average.