Gas prices sliding in most of Southeast
Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
Pump prices are slowly dipping in most places, and drivers in the Southeast are paying an average of 11 cents less today than they did a year ago.
Average price for a gallon of regular gasoline
Week earlier: $3.614
Month earlier: $3.582
Year earlier: $3.692
Week earlier: $3.571
Month earlier: $3.520
Year earlier: $3.636
"Motorists witnessed a lot of price volatility at the pump since the start of the year, but so far the national average has not surpassed its high of $3.79 on Feb. 27," Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman with The Auto Club Group, said on Monday.
"Although the year isn't over, gas prices look like they're starting to move on a downward trend that could continue barring a significant storm or violence in the Mideast that disrupts supply," she said.
In Gainesville on Monday, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.65, the same as last week, according to the crowd-sourcing website www.gasbuddy.com.
Prices ranged from a low of $3.46 to a high of $3.86.
The national average price on Monday was $3.55, 6 cents less than last week, according to AAA. Florida's average was $3.53, and Georgia's average was $3.46.
The cost for a barrel of oil closed last Friday at $105.97 on the NYMEX — 97 cents less than the week prior.