Sacramento-area gas prices, which have been falling steadily since mid-May, dropped below the $3.25-a-gallon threshold.
The average retail price of gasoline in the area fell 4.2 cents over the past week to $3.22 a gallon, according to Monday’s weekly report by national fuel price tracker GasBuddy.com, which does a daily survey of more than 700 gas outlets in the region.
The current price is 25.5 cents lower than it was one month ago and 80.5 cents below the year-ago average.
Nationally, at-the-pump costs fell 1.3 cents to an average $2.78 a gallon, up 3.9 cents over the past month but 89.6 cents less than the year-ago level.
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said the ongoing debt-relief crisis in Greece could impact fuel markets, but projected that “prices nationally will eke out a third straight weekly decline” in the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday weekend.