Gas price in region down nearly 3 cents

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 - 7:58 am

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 national price tracker GasBuddy.com, 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."

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

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