TAMPA, Fla. — Gas prices are plunging across the United States, and motorists should see another round of discounts this week. The national average declined 4 cents during the past week, falling to $2.35 on Sunday. Earlier this year, prices were as much as 59 cents higher than year-ago levels, today the difference is down to 13 cents.
“Gas prices are falling due to continued high production rates from U.S. refineries, moderate demand, and a recent drop in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “If this trend holds, gasoline will be near or below year-ago levels by Memorial Day, and rival prices seen last summer.”
Last year, the national average was $2.32 on Memorial Day, and averaged $2.23 from June 1 – August 31, 2016.
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Motorists can find the lowest gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.
Last year, Tampa Bay gas prices averaged $2.27 on Memorial Day, and $2.13 from June 1 – August 31, 2016.
Motorists can find the lowest gas prices in their area by downloading the free AAA Mobile app.