Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Gas prices dip as summer supplies grow: AAA

Gas prices dip as summer supplies grow: AAA

According to a new report from GasBuddy, gas prices are up 1.6 cents per gallon from this time last week, bringing average prices up to $2.38 per gallon.

Gas prices have fallen a bit more in northern New England.

Nationally, prices fell by an average of 2.4 cents per gallon, to $2.32, the survey indicates.

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, insisted on Monday that motorists should not get accustomed to the lower prices.

Drivers are now paying more at the pump around the Buffalo area.

By region, the West Coast is the most expensive market in the country and prices at the pump were likely skewed higher by the demand pressures from tourists hitting the area to move into the path of totality for Monday's solar eclipse.

Locally, some refinery issues failed to have a major impact on fuel prices, at least so far.

Omaha- $2.36/g, down 0.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.37/g.

A federal market report said the national average price for gas is about 2 cents less per gallon than the forecast for the summer driving season.

The states with the cheapest average gasoline prices are: SC ($2.05), Alabama ($2.08), MS ($2.08), Oklahoma ($2.10), Missouri ($2.10), Arkansas ($2.10), Tennessee ($2.12), Texas ($2.14), Louisiana ($2.14) and Virginia ($2.16).

And officials warned motorist to be cautious during the eclipse on Monday.

In spite of summer's end drawing closer, the demand for gas has yet to drop off. The highest national average was $2.42 per gallon back in April while the lowest was $2.23 per gallon at the start of July.

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