Gas prices lower than same time last year

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Gas prices remain lower than this time last year. Part of the reason may be because demand is lower.

Overall demand was down nearly 900,000 barrels despite a record holiday travel period. That suggests that winter demand could be lower than expected, which drives down already lower prices at the pump.

Thursday’s national gas price average is $2.23, that’s been on the decline for 12 weeks in a row. It’s 26 cents cheaper year over year. The lowest price for a gallon of unleaded fuel in Grand Junction is $2.15 at Sam's Club.