Gas predicted to stay under $3 through 2015; check prices in the Piedmont

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lower gasoline prices are having a real impact on the budgets of Charlotte drivers, according to WSOC-TV

In the last six months, prices have dropped about 70 cents a gallon. That’s a savings of about $16 on a 20-gallon fill up.

“It’s a pretty big deal,” said Wells Fargo economist Jay Bryson. He points out that the U.S. Energy Department is now predicting that gas prices will stay below $3 a gallon through 2015. “For the average household that puts an extra $700 of purchasing power in people’s pockets over the course of the year,” Bryson said.

Use FOX8â€ēs Gas Price Tracker to check for gas prices around the Triad and the state.

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