Gasoline prices are falling in the Sacramento area, a summertime development as rare as July rain in the region.
The average retail price of gasoline in the area fell 2.5 cents over the past week to $2.71 a gallon, national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com said Monday.
That’s 3.5 cents lower than last month and about 60 cents below the year-ago level.
Nationally, the average price dropped 3.4 cents last week to $2.23 a gallon down 15.7 cents from last month and 53.2 cents below the average price at this time last year.
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Analysts said ample gas supplies and relatively low crude oil prices have so far trumped increased road travel nationwide.