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FUEL FEES FALLING IN FALL: Temperatures drop with gas prices

October 7, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices have fallen steadily throughout September, and drivers should look forward to even cheaper fill-ups in the weeks ahead.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is now $3.42, down from $3.59 on Sept. 1. The price is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2010 and is likely to keep falling.

In Whitley County Monday, prices were below the national average at $3.18 a gallon.

“It’s a layup for me to predict lower prices until Columbus Day weekend,” says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com and Oil Price Information Service, which tracks retail and wholesale gasoline prices.

Dee Ellenberger, of the Columbia City Marathon on Connexion Way and Armstrong Drive, said consumers in Whitley County are pleased.

“The customers are very happy,” she said. “They are hoping it continues to drop.”

Those in the area are enjoying the price changes since they do not know when the lower pump totals will end.

“I heard it is supposed to keep dropping, but you just don’t know day to day,” said Ellenberger.

Along with falling gas prices, cool-weather enthusiasts also saw a fall in temperatures Monday, as highs were only expected to reach the upper 50s.

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