MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been a nice holiday present to have gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but what will happen in the new year?

The average price in the Twin Cities is currently around $3.02 a gallon and Gail Weinholzer of the AAA doesn’t think it’s going to change much anytime soon.

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“I think it’ll continue into January,” said Weinholzer.

That’s because the slow economic recovery is keeping consumer demand fairly stable and the oil-producing Mideast is relatively stable, as well.

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“So the next significant increase we might see would be in late February when we start the switchover from the winter back to the summer grade fuels,” she added.

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Some Twin Cities stations are selling gas for as low as $2.90 a gallon.