Pump Prices Low for Labor Day Weekend

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.



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CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a decade, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.50 for the final summer getaway of the season.

Patrick DeHaan, who's a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, says the national average is $2.42 a gallon. That's 20 cents lower than a month ago and about a dollar less than a year ago.

DeHaan adds that gas prices could be under $2.00 a gallon by Christmas, with GasBuddy.com predicting a nationwide average of $1.98 a gallon.

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169-w-34-(Shelley Adler, AP correspondent with Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com)--Drivers are being treated to the lowest pump prices in a long time, for the last road trip of the summer. AP correspondent Shelley Adler has more. (4 Sep 2015)

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170-a-13-(Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, in AP interview)-"dollars a gallon"-Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com says the Labor Day holiday usually brings high gas prices, but not this year with a national average of $2.42 a gallon. ((longer version of cut used in wrap)) (4 Sep 2015)

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171-a-06-(Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, in AP interview)-"for Labor Day"-Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com says the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.42 to start the holiday weekend. (4 Sep 2015)

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172-a-10-(Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, in AP interview)-"$1.98 by Christmas"-Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com says he expects the trend of lower prices at the pump to continue. (4 Sep 2015)

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173-a-07-(Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, in AP interview)-"were last year"-Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com says gas prices, now averaging $2.42 a gallon, continue to decline. (4 Sep 2015)

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