Fuel Prices Down More than 20 Cents
The national average for gas prices continues to fall, as fuel costs across the board are at least 20 cents lower than they were a month ago. Natural gas prices also have declined moderately in the past week, after a several-week upward trend.
Gasoline and diesel fuel
Today’s nationwide average for regular unleaded fuel is $3.50, another drop from the previous week, when prices were $3.54, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
Prices a month ago were 20 cents higher, at $3.70. Last year at this time, consumers were paying $3.66 at the pump.
Today’s mid-range unleaded is $3.67, down slightly from $3.70 last week, while today’s premium unleaded price is $3.80, down from $3.84 last week.
Diesel fuel prices are averaging $3.77, a 5-cent drop from $3.82 last week. The price of diesel fuel is down from $4 a month ago, and from $3.97 a year ago.