Gas prices expected to slide into Easter

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.

Retail gas prices fell last week nationwide about 2 cents a gallon, and drivers likely will see pump prices decrease another 3 to 5 cents before Easter.


Average price for a gallon of regular gasoline

Monday: $3.667
A week earlier: $3.685
A month earlier: $3.780

Monday: $3.679
A week earlier: $3.727
A month earlier: $3.876

Source: AAA

"March is expected to end with falling gas prices in time for those who plan to travel during the Easter holiday,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group.

“However, the drop in supply is a sign of increased demand, a trend typically seen at the start of April. As a result, motorists could see pump prices move right back up in April, before leveling off near June,” she said.

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.67, 2 cents less than last week. Florida’s average of $3.69 fell 4 cents, and Georgia’s average of $3.53 fell 6 cents from last week.

In Gainesville, the price of gas ranged from $3.61 a gallon to $3.95, with an average price of $3.76, according to the website Last week’s average was $3.80.

A barrel of oil closed Friday at $93.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange — 26 cents more than the week prior.

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