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Gas Prices Falling in Time for Holiday

DES MONIES, Iowa  —  If you’re hitting the road this Fourth of July, you’ll be paying less to fill up the tank.

GasBuddy says prices in Des Moines fell two and a half cents in the past week. The average is $2.28 per gallon, which is nearly 12 cents cheaper than last year.

Statewide, the average is even less, at $2.15 a gallon.

In 2014, drivers in the metro were paying $3.64 on average for a gallon of gas.

GasBuddy analysts say gas prices will start to go back up, but not too much; they expect prices to remain relatively low this summer.