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 FOX8′s Gas Price Tracker to check for gas prices around the Triad and the state.

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