Haven’t seen gas this low since 2008

Those who are taking road trips will be paying the lowest pump prices for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008.

The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is now $1.99 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents less than last week and 65 cents less per gallon than last year.

Nearly 3.5 million Mountain Region residents are expected to travel this week and most of them (2.9 million) will be going by automobile.