Gas prices have fallen 40 cents in the last three weeks


At the beginning of November, prices reached almost $3 a gallon, the highest price since 2015.

In Virginia, today's average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.30, 32 cents above what it was past year on this same day.

27, the national gas price average stood at $2.51, three cents less than last Monday.

The switch to winter-blend fuels, which are cheaper to produce, usually have some effect on Idaho prices by now.

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AAA Michigan reports that the post-Thanksgiving statewide average daily gas price decreased about 10 cents. "Driving factors for cheaper gas prices this winter include colder temperatures, the threat of inclement weather and online shopping". Allen County's average was $2.34, Auglaize's was $2.35, Mercer's was $2.36, Putnam's was $2.37, Hancock's was $2.38, Logan's was $2.48 and Van Wert's was $2.50. This is the second week in a row that Metro Detroit's average gas price has dropped. This year, those factors have been outweighed, AAA said, by the impacts of two major hurricanes, steady consumer demand and continued growth in gasoline exports.

Meanwhile, oil production in the US reached 9.7 million b/d last week, according to EIA's latest report, a high not seen since April 1971.

Gas prices in states within the West Coast region are among the most expensive in the country. That compares to the national rate, which sits at $2.49 per gallon. AAA analysts found gas for as low as $2.33 and as high as $2.65. In Kansas, only three percent of gas stations are now selling regular unleaded gasoline for $2.51 or more.