Gas prices have dropped and remain low, says AAA
The latest report on gas prices from the American Automobile Association found a national average price of $2.29 a gallon after dropping for 17 consecutive days. The average price is five cents less expensive than a year ago. The two main factors affecting the price are the drop in demand since Memorial Day and the decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase output.
The three jurisdictions covered by WANADA vary widely in price. Virginia, at $2.07 per gallon, was one of the top ten markets with the cheapest gas when figures were reported; DC is the most expensive, at $2.50 per gallon; and Maryland is solidly in the middle at $2.27 per gallon.Download Bulletin PDF