Gasoline prices at the pump today are at their lowest national average since June 30.
The average price of regular unleaded gasoline nationwide was $2.89 a gallon, down 3 cents from Tuesday, Aug. 22. Prices also are down 8 cents from one week ago and 11 cents from one month ago, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla.
One year ago, the average price for regular unleaded was $2.60 a gallon.
Today's price matches the national average price recorded June 30.
Midgrade and premium gasoline prices also were down from earlier this week. Midgrade was down 3 cents from Tuesday, selling for an average of $3.07 a gallon nationwide. Premium fuel was selling for an average of $3.18 a gallon, 4 cents lower than Tuesday's average.
Diesel drivers aren't seeing the same relief at the pump. Today, a gallon was selling for an average of $3.10, the same price as Tuesday.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report gathers data from as many as 85,000 filling stations nationwide and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Crude oil rates have risen slightly since earlier this week. This morning, a barrel was trading at $73.34.
Drivers in Coronado, Calif., continue to pay the highest price found in the nation. One station there had regular unleaded selling for $3.69 a gallon. In Englewood, Ohio, drivers were paying well below the nationwide average. One station was selling gasoline for $2.34 a gallon -- the lowest price found in the nation.
GasPriceWatch.com uses volunteer spotters to watch gasoline prices nationwide. More than 445,000 prices have been listed this week.
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