Th national gas price average continued its downward trend, falling six cents this week to land at $2.68. Prices have continued to drop since Memorial Day, an unusual pattern as prices tend to increase during summer months. This week’s average is 20 cents less than the same time last year. However, the latest Energy Information Administration report reveals that total domestic gasoline inventories jumped a million barrels last week, helping to push pump prices lower.
“Growing gasoline inventories are contributing to relief at the pump as we head into summer,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA Spokesperson. “Current U.S. inventories sit at nearly 235 million barrels, which is helping to feed growing demand.”
National average: $2.68
Local state averages:
CT: $2.86 MA: $2.74 NH: $2.57 NJ: $2.78 NY: $2.87 RI: $2.73
This week in history: June 18, 1983
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to fly in space as the Space Shuttle Challenger launches.
National gas price average in 1983: $1.16
Cost to fill a tank (1983/2019)
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