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Published:December 23rd, 2008 10:30 EST
Price of Gas Continues To Fall

Price of Gas Continues To Fall

By Robert Paul Reyes

"It`s an early Christmas present for drivers planning to hit the roads this holiday season. Gas prices across the country are lower than they`ve been in nearly five years.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Connecticut is $1.799, a bit higher than the national average of $1.663.

Over the past year prices have gone up and down dramatically. This time last year gas was $3.22 a gallon, and it was $4.39 a gallon in early July."


The economy is in the dump, we can`t pay our mortgages, we can`t get credit to buy a car, our jobs are in jeopardy, and our pension plans have taken a huge hit, but gasoline is plentiful and inexpensive.

As sure as the sun rises in the east, the price of oil is going to hit the stratosphere again, maybe in the near future. This holiday season Americans can rekindle their love affair with their automobiles. Fill up your baby, turn on the radio, and drive like it`s 1999 again.

The wide open road beckons me, this weekend I will fill up my Jeep and explore the country roads of Virginia. I`ve always enjoyed taking long drives as a means to relax and unwind, but it`s hard to relax when you have to take out a mortgage to fill up your tank. But now that gas is $1.47 here in Virginia, I`m going to be putting in a lot of carefree miles in my trusty old Jeep.

Merry Christmas my friends, and bring in the New Year driving for the sheer joy of it, like in the good old days.