PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The average price of gas in Pittsburgh has fallen to $2.42 a gallon, but could it fall below $2 a gallon?

The last time gas prices were that low was February 2009, nearly six-years ago.

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Those lower prices are already impacting car sales.

“There’s some pent up demand and some interest and the lower fuel prices are definitely helping us out,” Randy Irvin from #1 Cochran says.

In fact gas prices are $1.20 lower than they were a year ago, and it’s saving families money.

“If you’re a family and have two cars it could mean an additional $900 in your pocket over the next year if prices stick around at this level,” Dr. Constantine Samaras of Carnegie Mellon University says.

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While the word cheap is relative, drivers are enjoying the cheaper gas.

Oil analysts believe the national average will go below two-dollars a gallon in the next week or two.

Those who sell gas locally now believe the Pittsburgh area is within a couple weeks of dipping below $2 a gallon here.

Gas experts expect the gas price slide to change by the middle to end of the year.

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