Springs boasts lowest gas prices in the country

BILL RADFORD Updated: January 21, 2013 at 12:00 am • Published: January 21, 2013

Looking for the lowest gas prices in the country?

You don’t have to go far. Colorado Springs has the cheapest gas in the U.S. among the cities tracked by GasBuddy.com, which monitors gas prices across the country and in Canada. Denver has the second-cheapest. Among the states, Colorado has the second-lowest prices; Wyoming claims the No. 1 spot.

Motorists in the Rocky Mountain region have been enjoying significantly lower gas prices than the rest of the country for weeks. Analysts with GasBuddy attribute that to several factors, including healthy gasoline inventories and the region’s access to less expensive crude oil from Canada.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded Monday in the Springs was $2.747, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. That’s down from $2.931 a year ago and is about 55 cents lower than the national average of $3.305. The Colorado average is $2.833 a gallon.

Some stations in the Springs were selling gas for as low as just under $2.50 a gallon Monday. To find the lowest prices in the Springs, go to gazette.com/gaswatch.

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