With 12 states reporting gas prices under $3 a gallon and several more looking to join that club this week, many Americans remain skeptical that the national average will drop below $3 per gallon in 2014.
"While it's generally good news that gasoline prices
continue falling, many Americans don't believe we're likely to see national
averages drop under $3/gal over the next year at the pump," GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst
Patrick DeHaan said.
GasBuddy surveyed over 10,000 motorists with two-thirds of respondents saying
that the national average will remain between $3 and $4 per gallon through
And while Nebraskans aren't too close to the $3 mark currently, the average price for a gallon of gas in Nebraska has fallen 5.4 cents of the past week. According to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in the state, the average price for a gallon of gas in Nebraska is $3.40.
Prices have dropped to just over 45 cents per gallon less than they were one year ago and 27 cents per gallon less than this time last month.
The national average has seen similar decreases. GasBuddy.com says the national average is sitting at $3.43 per gallon, down 5.8 cents per gallon from last week.