Gas drops to $2.25 per gallon in Inland Empire

GRAND TERRACE, Calif. (KABC) -- Many motorists had to do a double-take after reading gas prices of $2.25 per gallon in Southern California on Wednesday.

Prices of $2.25 per gallon at Five-Point Auto Service in Grand Terrace was quite remarkable, seeing that one year ago the average price in the Inland Empire around the same time was $3.76 per gallon.

The Automobile Club of Southern California said a glut in production is to thank for the low prices.

"Refiners really built up their stocks, and even though we've had increased demand, we have a lot of gas right now," Jeffrey Springs with Automobile Club of Southern California explained.

In the video player above, ABC7's Rob McMillan discovers how long the low-gas prices will stick around.
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