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Gas Price Report: Week of June 3, 2019

Gas prices across the country continue to drop as the calendar flips to June.

The drop in national gas price average that occurred throughout May continues as the calendar turns to June. Today’s national average of $2.81 is two cents cheaper than last week, eight cents less than last month and 13 cents less than last year. Only a handful of states saw increases in pump price this month, while motorists across the country are saving as much as 23 cents/gallon compared to last month. For a second-consecutive week, gas price averages in all Northeast states are under $3/gallon.

“Gas prices have been trending lower now for the past month and there are no signs of pump prices changing gears toward more expensive for the summer season,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “One major indicator supporting this forecast is the price of crude oil which last week dropped by $6 to $53/bbl, which is one of the lowest prices of the year.”

National average: $2.81

Local state averages:

CT: $2.94        MA: $2.81       NH: $2.70       NJ: $2.87         NY: $2.93       RI: $2.82

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Historical context

This week in history: June 6, 1944

D-Day, when 150,000 Allied forces land in Normandy, France, takes place during World War II.

National gas price average in 1944: $0.21

Cost to fill a tank (1944/2019)

Jeep Grand Cherokee

$5.17/$69.13

Buick Regal TourX

$3.42/$45.80

Chevrolet Spark

$1.89/$25.29

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile.

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