Analyst: Gas prices in the Miami Valley likely to remain under $2 through holidays

Gas prices for regular unleaded are likely to remain under $2 a gallon through the holidays, petroleum industry analysts said.

Regular unleaded is being sold for under $2 at multiple gas stations in Springfield and a few in southern Montgomery County as of Wednesday night.

Even at a BP on Wilmington Avenue in Dayton, where the price was $2.07 a gallon, customers were all smiles.

"I think it's a fantastic price considering they've been over three and four dollars a gallon," said Don Schweitzer, of West Carrollton, told News Center 7 Consumer Reporter Rachel Murray.

Dan McTeague, a petroleum analyst with, said, "we've seen prices drop almost thirty cents a gallon in one month and everything to do with crude prices have collapsed by some 30 percent."

Crude was being sold per barrel in the $76 range. Today, the price is barely holding at $51, he said.

This time a year ago, some analysts were predicting $100 a barrel.

McTeague said prices could fall lower -- by four or five cents a gallon -- leading up to New Year's Day.

Wednesday evening, the lowest price for regular is $1.84 at the Amoco on South Limestone Street in Springfield.

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It’s another round of positive sticker shock at gas pumps in the Miami Valley.

There are several filling stations now selling gas for under two bucks a gallon, according to

The lowest price in the Dayton area as of  6:45 p.m. was at Sam’s Club on Miller Lane in Butler Twp.

The lowest price in Centerville/Washington Twp. at 7 p.m. was $1.99 at the Costco, on Cornerstone North Boulevard and Wilmington Pike.

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