Could gas prices finally be falling back to earth? A recent article cites a government report that indicates the national average for gas prices could be under $3.00 next year. The last time prices were at that level was nearly 4 years ago.

Of course prices fluctuate depending where you live, New York does have some of the higher gas taxes in the nation. So while we may see prices slightly higher than others, it appears gas relief is on its way.

Will consumers be more likely to spend money around the holidays knowing lower prices are on the way?