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Gas Price Report: Week of May 27, 2019

Gas prices across the country are slowly but steadily continuing to fall.

For the 37.6 million Americans who hit the road this past Memorial Day weekend, the vast majority found savings at the pump compared to last year’s holiday. Today, 42 states and Washington, D.C. have gas price averages that are less expensive year-over-year. All six AAA Northeast states are averaging less than $3.00/gallon.

This week’s national gas price average of $2.82 is two cents cheaper than last week, six cents cheaper than last month and 16 cents cheaper than this time last year.

“Gas prices have declined, on average, by at least a nickel, for the majority of the country since the beginning of May and that’s a trend motorists can expect to continue into early June,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Stable crude oil prices are helping to push prices down at the pump despite tight domestic gasoline supply and robust demand. A bump in demand could push prices higher, but only by a few cents.”

National average: $2.82

Local state averages:

CT: $2.97       MA: $2.84       NH: $2.73       NJ: $2.90       NY: $2.95       RI: $2.85

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Historical Context

This week in history: May 28, 1972

White House “plumbers” break into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate complex for the first time, bugging the telephones of staffers.

National gas price average in 1972: $0.36

Cost to fill a tank (1972/2019)

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

$9.94/$77.83

Dodge Charger

$16.66/$52.17

Nissan Versa Note

$3.89/$30.46

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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