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.