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Economy

QC Gas Prices Average $2/gal.

Gas prices have dropped to around $2.00 per gallon in the Quad Cities. Beth Mosher, from AAA Chicago, says drivers who buy regular, unleaded gas in Moline and Rock Island are paying an average of $2.01/gal., an 85¢ drop compared to last year. In Bettendorf and Davenport, the average price for a gallon of gas is $1.95, or 75¢ less than a year ago.

 That should make Thanksgiving travelers happy.

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Forty-seven million people in the U.S. plan to travel this Thanksgiving and 2.5 million in Illinois. That's a lot of people on the road and in airports.

Mosher says gas prices have dropped because refineries have switched to less expensive blends of fuel for winter, coupled with low demand and low oil prices.She says in Illinois, the last time gas prices averaged less than $2.00/gal. was in 2009.

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