Sacramento gas prices drop over the past week

Published: Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 - 11:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 - 2:18 pm

The average retail price of gasoline in the Sacramento area fell another 2.9 cents to $3.81 a gallon over the past week, according to today's report by national price tracker, which surveys 720 stations in the area.

Sacramento prices are now 25.9 cents lower than they were a year ago and 9.2 cents lower than a month ago.

Nationally, the average price of gas fell 1.6 cents over the past week to an average of $3.50 a gallon - down 14.5 cents from last month and 34.7 cents below last year.

"The slow trend downward in the national average has survived another week," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "While unprecedented (for this time of year), the decline in the national average certainly has delighted motorists who are used to large spikes in gasoline prices that come with the territory of springtime.

"With Memorial Day just five weeks away, there's good news for motorists: Prices will likely continue to lag behind year-ago levels."

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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