Drivers in Kenosha rejoice! Gas prices as low as $2.39!

KENOSHA (WITI/AP) -- Gas prices are on the decline across the country, and that means people have a bit more money in their pockets to spend during this busy and expensive holiday season.

In Kenosha, drivers are enjoying prices as low as $2.39 at a few stations!

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular in the Milwaukee area is $2.59.

That's down nearly 50 cents from a year ago.

"I think it's a good idea. Instead of them making billions, give all of the other little people a few cents off a gallon," Charles Wheeler said.

"I mean, the price of gas at this level makes it easy on the pocket you know? It's, you know, you have more to spend elsewhere too," Ray Vidales said.

Just one month ago, the price of a gallon of regular was 31 cents more expensive than it is right now.

The Energy Department has again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S. -- this time to $2.60 a gallon.

That's 23 percent below the projected average for this year and the lowest since 2009.

If that comes to pass, the price drop will save U.S. drivers $100 billion over the course of the year.

In its most recent short-term energy outlook, the Energy Department cut its gasoline price forecast for 2015 by 35 cents a gallon. It was the second cut of more than 30 cents a gallon in two months.

The average national price of gasoline fell to $2.66 a gallon, according to AAA, 61 cents less than last year. The national average has fallen every day since September 26th.

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