Gasoline is selling at levels not seen in almost six months as pump prices continue to fall.
The average price for regular unleaded gasoline has dropped an additional 12 cents a gallon since Tuesday, Sept. 12. The nationwide average today was $2.49 a gallon. That average is down 45 cents from one month ago and 32 cents from one year ago, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla.
Prices for midgrade and premium fuel also are following the downward trend. Midgrade was selling for an average of $2.64 a gallon today, down 14 cents from one week ago. Premium was down 13 cents from a week ago, selling for an average of $2.74 nationwide.
Diesel fuel was selling for an average of $2.84 a gallon today, down 13 cents from one week ago. This price also is 1 cent lower than the average price one year ago.
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 prices have leveled off slightly. A barrel of oil was trading at $64.18 this morning.
Drivers in Lee Vining, Calif., were paying $3.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at one station. This was the highest price found in the nation. Meanwhile, in West Chester, Ohio, some drivers were paying less than $2 for a gallon of gasoline. One station was selling regular unleaded for $1.96 a gallon, the lowest price found in the nation.
GasPriceWatch.com uses volunteer spotters to watch gasoline prices nationwide. More than 437,000 prices have been listed this week.
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