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AAA predicts sub-$2 gas price average

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Gas prices dipped below $2 in parts of Connecticut as of Sunday.

Drivers reported the cheap fuel at a Citgo station on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. Experts believe more spots in the state could see similar prices soon.

Roseanne Pelletier of East Hartford said it’s been great for her ’99 Chevy Tahoe.

“It's one of those cars that doesn't have all the electronic gizmos so it doesn't cost a fortune to fix,” she said. “I transport my daughter, her jiu jitsu gear, my husband and his gear and hey we're comfortable.”

Pelletier said until recently, the gas was one negative aspect of driving the vehicle.

“This is a 26 gallon tank in this thing and when gas prices were down around $3, $4 a gallon, it cost us a $100 a week to fill,” she said.

AAA said national and local gas prices continue to decline.

In Connecticut, it said the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.30. That’s a 12 cent drop from last month. The national average is $2.20.

“I couldn't ask for anything better,” Pelletier said.

Pelletier wasn’t the only one loving the low price.

“I just filled up 11 gallons for $26.89 and it's the premium one,” said Eva Day of Stamford.

Drivers told Eyewitness News that they were excited to learn AAA’s prediction of the national average dipping below $2 by the end of the year.

It said the local average is tougher to predict.

However, AAA said Connecticut has followed national trends.

Those trends have kept the attention of Pelletier.

“It's a big impact because it puts more money back in our pocket and gives us the ability to do more things,” she said.

Drivers haven’t seen an average price of less than $2 since 2008.

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