Gas prices continue to fall ahead of holiday season

Indianapolis

Gas prices have dropped about 25 cents over the last month.

On Monday, gas in the Hoosier state was about 10 cents cheaper than the national average at $3.78 a gallon, according to AAA Hoosier Motor Club. Some drivers tell Fox59 News that prices aren't falling hard enough, though.

"If prices go down 20 or 40 cents, that's not going to make a phenomenal difference in our budget at home," said Steve Smith of Fort Wayne. "If it came down a buck-buck and a half that'd be great," Smith added.

"I got a more fuel efficient car to specifically save money," said Deb Spall of Fishers.

Spall said she's also looking to spend even less money at the pump by shopping from home more often.

"It really makes me think whether I run to the mall or get online. If I can get free shipping, that makes a difference rather than running all over town trying to find the perfect gift," said Spall.

Gas prices last Thanksgiving were around $3.22 a gallon and prices even dipped under the $3-mark a week before Christmas. Will that be the case this year? Experts said there is no way to tell.

"I would expect come Thanksgiving that prices will stabilize, maybe increase periodically between then and the end of the year, but we probably won't see any major dropoffs after that point," said Greg Seiter with AAA.

So for now, drivers like John Dixon of Noblesville will plan as best as they can.

"It affects what I'll do, whether I drive or fly a few states over to see family."

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