Gas savings expected to continue

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DECATUR - According to industry analysts, those low gas prices you're enjoying now may be sticking around for awhile.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects gas prices to be around $2.00 per gallon  - nationwide - for 2016. The nationwide average is just under $1.70 right now, according to the American Automobile Association. AAA says at the beginning of the week, about 30% of all gas stations were selling fuel for less than $1.50 per gallon.

The downward trend started some time ago. On average, the price of gasoline fell 29% between 2014-2015.

The biggest per-gallon savings for drivers compared to the same time last year are in Illinois (83 cents), Indiana (77 cents), Kentucky (75 cents), Michigan (74 cents) and Minnesota (74 cents).

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