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Gas prices still falling
Lowest since 2009

01/08/15



Eric Gamache, 39, of Manchester paid $21.60 to fill his car at the Mobil on Elm Street on New Year’s Eve, where regular unleaded gas was $2.44 a gallon.

“It’s definitely good to see,” Gamache said of the falling prices, and he has plans for the money he isn’t spending. “Saving it, putting it away. Maybe take a vacation this spring,”
Gamache paid $25 cash to fill up his ride but had to go back inside to get his change back from the clerk.
“[You] definitely notice the difference in your pocket,” Gamache said. “Instead of costing like $30 to $35 to fill up, it’s like $20 to $25.”
Tom Klemm, the manager of the Mobil on Elm Street, said the fall in prices has been good for business.
“It’s definitely been an increased amount of foot traffic that comes in and out. People don’t mind paying cheaper prices because they can afford them,” Klemm said. “That helps, especially with the holidays. A lot of people are out and about.”
A Year In Review report released by GasBuddy reported that as of Thanksgiving, there was a 44-cent drop in gas prices on the national average, and by Christmas that number had climbed to 90 cents. 
The decline began in summer, when, at the end of July, a 20-cent drop in price was noted. On Labor Day weekend, prices were as cheap as they have been for that weekend since 2010, and October followed with a 33-cent drop over the month, GasBuddy reported.
Also notable was the 2014 average price per gallon by state that GasBuddy reported. New Hampshire was the lowest of the New England states, checking in at $3.30 to $3.39. 
Massachusetts and Maine came in slightly higher at $3.40 to $3.49, with Vermont the highest in the region at $3.50 to $3.59.  
 
As seen in the January 8, 2015 issue of the Hippo.





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