COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The pundits predicted we might see gasoline prices below three dollars per gallon before Christmas and it turns out they were right, although no right around the Coldwater area just yet with the low number locally at last check around $3.15 a gallon. However, a number of stations in Southwest Michigan are now selling unleaded regular for $2.99 and even lower in some cases. In fact, in Southeast Michigan, in Flint, a number of locations are as low as $2.76 a gallon.
You may not want to wait to see if they remain that low as Christmas approaches. AAA of Michigan says they are expecting 2.9-million Michiganders and nearly 95-million Americans plan to hit the road for the holidays. They are expected to travel an average distance of 805 miles and 94% of them will be traveling by car. That increased demand is likely to put upward pressure on prices sometime between now and christmas.