Gas in Indiana was up about two cents from this time last week. Seeing gas prices go up will likely be the norm by mid-February, says GasBuddy.com.
Indiana’s average gas price was $2.08, Monday morning. In Ft. Wayne the average was down nearly nine cents, at $1.89. In Indianapolis, the average was $1.99.
“After a brief hiccup that saw the nation’s average gas price rise for two days last week, the overall trend remains in favor of lower gas prices, even as oil prices have rallied. The window for cheap gas prices continues to close, however, and by mid-February will likely be completely closed- so do take advantage of the low prices while they last,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
He said eleven states are seeing their statewide average under $2 per gallon, and nearly half of the nation’s gas stations are selling under $2 per gallon.
“In fact, while the average price remains higher, the median gas price in the U.S. sits at $2.07 per gallon- much of which can be blamed on much higher gas prices on the West Coast- where more relief in the form of lower prices can be expected,” said DeHaan.