Gas prices remain low for Thanksgiving travels

GREENFIELD — Residents planning long drives this Thanksgiving holiday can breathe a sigh of relief: gas prices are expected to be the second-lowest in five years, experts say.

The Indiana Department of Transportation estimates some 980,000 drivers will hit the road between Wednesday and Sunday.

As they pull into Hancock County’s gas stations to fill up for their travels, they’ll be greeted by gas prices around $2.05, according to projections released by fuel analysts at GasBuddy, which tracks pricing trends nationwide.

That’s more than a dollar cheaper than what residents in Hancock County and around central Indiana saw during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011, when local prices averaged $3.21 a gallon.

Thanksgiving gas prices were at their lowest in central Indiana in November 2015, when pump prices averaged $1.80 per gallon – about 25 cents lower than what was recorded last week, statistics show.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or