Fuel prices are continuing their slow but steady decline.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline stood at $2.26 on Friday. That is down 3 cents a gallon since Tuesday, Feb. 14, and 6 cents a gallon from one month ago. One year ago the average price was $1.90 a gallon.
The average price of diesel fuel has dropped 1 cent since three days earlier, selling for $2.56 a gallon on Friday. That was equal to the average price one month ago, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla. One year ago, diesel fuel was selling for an average of $2.07 a gallon.
AAA surveys 85,000 self-serve stations across the country and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
The price of crude oil slipped to less than $60 a barrel on Thursday, Feb. 16, on reports of growing stockpiles. But the price trend reversed Friday amid signs of unrest in the oil-producing nation of Nigeria.
Drivers in Hawaii continue to see high prices at the pump. The highest price for regular unleaded gasoline sighted in the United States was in Paia, Hawaii, at $3.11 a gallon. The lowest price was found in Gaffney, S.C., at $1.79 a gallon, according to GasPriceWatch.com.
The Web site uses volunteer spotters and has recorded more than 294,000 prices this week.
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