Oil, gas prices remain flat as holiday weekend nears


Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.

The cost of a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row and remains below $95 a barrel. Although crude prices moved lower, retail gas prices are expected to stay relatively flat in the coming days, experts said Monday.

Facts

Average price for a gallon of regular gasoline

U.S.
Monday: $3.208
A week earlier: $3.186
A month earlier: $3.356
A year earlier: $3.418

Florida
Monday: $3.238
A week earlier: $3.195
A month earlier: $3.331
A year earlier: $3.337

Source: AAA

"Gas prices are still looking good for the upcoming holiday weekend," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group.

"Pump prices have stabilized a bit, but remain below last year's averages,’’ she said. “Even if gas prices were to move higher in the next couple of weeks, they're not expected to have a major impact on holiday travel plans."

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.21, 2 cents more than last week. Florida's average of $3.23 rose 3 cents, while Georgia's average of $3.19 increased a cent.

In Gainesville, the average price of a gallon of regular on Monday was $3.31, the same as last Monday, according to the website GasBuddy.com. Prices ranged from a low of $3.19 to a high of $3.49.

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