Gas prices fell under $2.oo in 13 states across the U.S. this weekend, sending the nationwide average down to $2.55 per gallon — a low Americans haven’t seen since Oct. 2009.
Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio had at least one gas station each with regular gas prices below $1.90 per gallon, CNNMoney reported Monday, citing data from GasBuddy.com. Another ten states had stations with prices below $2.00 per gallon: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia.
Meanwhile, all 48 states in continental U.S. had statewide average gas prices below $3.
The nationwide decrease in gas prices is due to falling oil prices, as economic downturns and the rise of fuel efficient vehicles slash demand for oil.