The majority of Americans are starting to see signs of gas prices trending cheaper just two weeks after attacks on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The national average decreased by only a penny on the week, to $2.65, but 10 states saw pump prices decline by a nickel or more.
“Crude oil prices have dropped close to where they were right before the drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “This is helping to push gas prices cheaper in most of the country.
Today’s national gas price average of $2.65 which is the same price as last week, and is seven cents more expensive than last month, but 22-cents cheaper than a year ago.
National average: $2.65
Local state averages:
CT: $2.69 MA: $2.59 NH: $2.48 NJ: $2.57 NY: $2.73 RI: $2.52
This week in history: Sept. 30, 1955
Hollywood actor James Dean dies in a car crash while traveling to a racing competition. Dean was only 24 years old.
National gas price average in 1955: $0.29
Cost to fill a tank (1955/2019):
Ford Expedition 23.3
Chevrolet Equinox 15.6
Kia Niro 11.9
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.