Call it the pre-spring lull Whatever it is, motorists are seeing still-high gas prices lose come down a bit.
The average price of gasoline in the Sacramento area fell 4.5 cents to $4.02 a gallon, according to national gas price tracker GasBuddy.coms weekly report released today.
It was the second week in a row that prices declined.
The areas average price is now 13.9 cents higher than one month ago, but 24.5 cents lower than at this time last year, when prices soared to more than $4.20 a gallon amid refinery disruptions.
Nationally, GasBuddy said the average price of gas fell 3.2 cents over the past week to $3.66 a gallon up 10.2 cents from a month ago but 8.8 cents lower than last year.
Relief at the pump has continued for motorists in a majority of the United States during the last week, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. I would caution motorists, however, not to sound the all clear.
Refineries will be continuing their switch over to cleaner-burning (summer-blend) gasoline, and there certainly is the possibility that one mishap could send prices racing higher
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