Gas Prices Continue to Fall, Move Closer to $3

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Gas prices edged lower the past week to a national average of $3.20 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge. That is down 1 cent per gallon from a week ago and 16 cents from a month ago. On Nov. 15, 2012, the national average was $3.44.

AAA expects gas prices to continue to drop the rest of this year, but said oil prices will not fall enough to see the national average pump price dip below $3.

Missouri had the lowest prices with a statewide average of $2.85 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Oklahoma was next at $2.94, followed by Arkansas at $2.95.

Hawaii had the highest average price, $4.00, followed by Alaska at $3.72. Among the lower 48 states, California was the most expensive at $3.59, followed by Connecticut, $3.58, and New York, $3.54.

Gas prices this year peaked nationally in early March at $3.72 a gallon and fluctuated between $3.50 and nearly $3.70 through the summer before starting a steady decline after Labor Day.

The last time the national average was below $3 was Dec. 22, 2010. About one out of four gas stations is selling regular unleaded at prices below $3 a gallon now, according to AAA. The number of stations should increase in coming weeks.

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By Rick Popely | November 15, 2013 | Comments (6)

Comments 

Nodiesel

In our area diesel fuel remains close to $4 per gallon, about 30 percent pricier than gasoline.

Nightcaste

In response to Nodiesel, In the right vehicle you can get a lot better mpg on diesel than you can with gasoline. It's been a while since I checked, but when I last looked the Golf TDI got double the mileage of the gasoline model. If that ratio holds true, it's equivalent to $2 per gallon.

Nodiesel

Nice try. With the right gasoline hybrid you can get much better mileage than any diesel. Jetta diesel averages 34 mpg, 47 percent less than the larger prius. That ratio is the equivalent of paying about $6 per gallon for diesel, using your twisted logic.

Notstupid

Prius does 40 mpg highway. Gtd does 42 highway. Are you really bad at math, and life? Diesel is far better than hybrid, look into what it takes to manufacture a battery.

Bill Gaither

If gas prices are going down,how can you explain why it takes a month for it to come down 10 cents a gallon and go up 10 cents a gallon over night? it took 3 month where i live to get it down to 3.19 a gallon and went back up to 3.35 a gallon last night.There have been more lies about the cost of gas than the politicions can come with about each other

Others

Around Sep-2010, gas prices touched $3/gallon and for more than 3 years, it has maintained $3 + price.

Today marks the 3 full years.
Lets see what's there in 2014.

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