Gas prices fell for the 28th straight day on Thursday, and the national average of $3.08 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is the lowest it's been in nearly 45 months, according to data from the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The average price fell 8 cents nationally in the past week, and if the recent trend continues, the average could soon fall below $3 for the first time since December 2010.
On several recent days the average price fell by only fractions of a penny, but the steady slide adds up to 26 cents over the past month and nearly 60 cents since the July 4th weekend. The last time gas prices were this low was January 2011. Regular unleaded costs 26 cents less than a year ago, according to AAA's national average, and diesel fuel is 24 cents less at $3.63.