Gas prices at 4-year low for early August

Gas prices at 4-year low for early August

The national average price for unleaded gasoline has dropped a hair below $3.50 per gallon for the first time since March, says the American Automobile Association. Todayês national average is the lowest level for early August since 2010. The price has dropped 18 cents in the past 38 days.

Even so, Washington, DC (counted here as a state) has the tenth most expensive average gas in the country, at $3.71/ gallon. On the continental U.S., California has the most expensive, at $3.96. Correspondingly, DC also had the fifth largest monthly decrease in gas price, down 22 cents, to $3.71. Although Maryland and Virginia have an average lower price across the state, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland are generally higher because of their proximity to Washington.

Download Bulletin PDF