Gas prices were up, now theyre falling again

Gas prices were up, now theyêre falling again

After rising for 40 days in a row, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for nine straight days to an average of $2.42 per gallon of regular, according to the American Automobile Association. Thatês $1.09 lower than a year ago.

Gas prices may continue to drop in the near future because of a steep decline in the cost of crude oil. Every $10 per barrel decline in the cost of crude oil can send gas prices down by nearly 25 cents per gallon, says the AAA.

DC has the ninth highest gas price among states, at $2.54 a gallon for regular. California has the highest price, at $3.37, and Tennessee the lowest, at $2.19.

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