Experts say average gas price could dip below $3

It was only in July 2013 that AAA’s Chris Plaushin told a Senate committee: “The days of a national pump price below $3 is probably a thing of the past.”

Well, an unforeseen drop in the price of crude oil the past few months has sent the price of refined gasoline down so fast that the average price per gallon could soon fall below that $3 threshold, Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst at, told The Christian Science Monitor.

“It’s conceivable that the national average could get down to $2.95. … Exactly when would that occur? That’s tougher to guess. It could be before Thanksgiving.”