Gas Prices Drop Again

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Gas prices on Wednesday dropped again, with the cost of regular-grade gasoline reaching $3.503 per gallon.

This marks a slight decrease from Tuesday’s price of $3.518 per gallon, according to AAA. This continues the trend of falling gas prices that began before Memorial Day weekend.

Wednesday’s gas price is lower than last week at this time, when it was $3.575 per gallon, and also cheaper compared to a month ago, when prices were at $3.653 per gallon.

The recent downward trend has made gas prices less expensive than they were a year ago at this time, when a gallon of regular-grade gasoline cost $3.552.

On Wednesday, Mississippi became the first state to see its average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline drop below $3, now costing $2.996. Yesterday, it was $3.007 per gallon, the same as on Monday.

Arkansas has the next lowest gas prices, at $3.014 per gallon on Wednesday.

California continues to have the highest gas prices, with regular-grade gas costing $5.002 per gallon on Wednesday. This is a slight decrease from yesterday’s $5.025 per gallon and down from $5.104 a week ago. At this rate, gas in California could drop below $5 by the end of the week.

Interestingly, while the average gas price is lower now than at this time in 2023, both Mississippi and California’s prices are higher.

Gas prices vary significantly across states. For current gas prices in your state, click here.

Here are the gas prices for a gallon of regular-grade gas in and around Washington, D.C., and a few other states:

Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, regular gas in the nation’s capital costs $3.695 per gallon. While higher than the national average, this is a drop from yesterday and marks the first time gas has been under $3.70 per gallon in a while. A month ago, it was $3.740 per gallon. However, gas prices are still higher than a year ago when it was $3.643 per gallon.

Virginia

In Virginia, the average price for regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.402. This is down from yesterday’s $3.414 per gallon and less than a week ago when it was $3.454 per gallon. A month ago, gas prices were $3.471 per gallon. Currently, they remain more expensive than last year when it was $3.317 per gallon.

Maryland

In Maryland, the price for a gallon of regular-grade gas is $3.597 on Wednesday, down from yesterday’s $3.604 per gallon. A month ago, Maryland residents paid $3.668 per gallon.

Delaware

On Wednesday, regular gas in Delaware costs $3.472 per gallon. This is slightly cheaper than Tuesday’s $3.479 per gallon and down from last week’s $3.536 per gallon. A month ago, it was $3.587 per gallon.

Pennsylvania

Gas prices in Pennsylvania remain higher than the national average. On Wednesday, it cost $3.712 for regular-grade gas, down from Tuesday’s $3.721 per gallon. A week ago, it was $3.759 per gallon, and last month, it was $3.806 per gallon.

New Jersey

The day after New Jersey’s primary elections, regular-grade gas prices dropped slightly to $3.46 per gallon on Wednesday, down from $3.469 per gallon the day before. A week ago, it was $3.496 per gallon, and a month ago, $3.620.

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