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According to a CNN Money story published Wednesday, Oct. 31, gas prices had fallen 42 straight days and had reached a level not seen for more than a year and a half.
The CNN Money story cites a U.S. Department of Energy report that indicates Americans are driving 5.6 percent less this year than last year.
A poll on The Marshall Democrat-News Web site in mid-October suggested that area motorists are contributing to that trend.
More people, 28.5 percent (165 votes) said "I'll watch and wait. This might not last," and 63 percent (364 votes) said "I'm going to continue cutting back."
Whether the trend -- in prices and in consumption patterns -- will continue may hinge to some degree on the outcome of Tuesday's general election.
Drop in demand is listed as one reason for the gas price drop. Another is a precipitous drop in oil prices, which peaked at nearly $150 per barrel in July but have since slid to less than $70.