Gas prices continue to hold the line
Published: Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4:36 p.m.
Gas prices continued to remain stable this week, barely budging nationally from where they were a week ago. Florida and the Gainesville area followed the same trend, according to industry observers.
The retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States averaged $3.26 on Monday, virtually unchanged from last week’s $3.25, according to the website GasBuddy.com The price nationally a year ago was $3.35.
In Gainesville, prices ranged from $3.40 to $3.69, with an average of $3.52, according to GasBuddy. The price last year on this date was $3.48.
Elsewhere in Florida, prices on Monday averaged $3.40, a dip from the mark of $3.42 a week ago. Last year, the average price in the state was $3.46, according to GasBuddy.
Oil prices dropped from the highest level in four months in New York as European finance ministers were set to discuss the region’s debt crisis and as U.S. lawmakers vote this week on budget measures, Bloomberg news reported on Monday.
WTI crude for February delivery fell as much as 51 cents to $95.05 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, according to Bloomberg.
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