National Gas Prices Down 12 Cents In Past 2 Weeks

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 12 cents over the past two weeks.

That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday. It puts the average price of a gallon of regular at $3.54.

Midgrade costs an average of $3.70 a gallon, and premium was at $3.82.

Diesel prices fell 4 cents, to an average of $3.91 a gallon.

Of the cities surveyed, St. Louis had the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.08. San Francisco had the highest at $3.90.

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  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Sep 26, 2011 at 02:59 AM
    Even if prices continue to drop they will mysteriously rise before the election. After all, the Obama wants to eliminate the billions in oil subsidies currently given to the oil companies while the Republicans would like to keep feeding the pig.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 at 02:20 AM
    Just hang their folks in about fifty years we can all drive solar powered cars.
  • by Why I LoveObama. on Sep 25, 2011 at 07:10 PM
    3years ago hamberger was 89 cent to 1.29 a pound now it is 2.99 a lbs(for the cheap mess),a whole chicken three years ago was around 69 cent a pound.You buy one now if it aint on sale a whole chicken will cost around $9.50(2.49 a pound).Ribeye steaks went from 4.99 to 12.99 a pound.I have not bought a ribeye since the annointed one reared his ugly head.No problem here though.I bought my hunting license and $2K worth of.223 bullets and$500 woth of 20 gauge slugs,and my favorate $4K rounds of 25 caliber predator polymags for my airforce condor!.MY family will eat when the rest of you dems starve!
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      by Sayonara on Sep 25, 2011 at 07:58 PM in reply to Why I LoveObama.
      I call BS on your prices...........chicken and steak haven't tripled in price. There is enough out there to hammer Obama on without making stuff up.
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        by Why I Love Obama on Sep 26, 2011 at 03:38 AM in reply to Sayonara
        Apparently you dont go to food lion but once every three years.
  • by What did he say?? Location: USA on Sep 25, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    What did Obama say or do to make world oil prices go down? Obama Snake Oil Co always said that gas/oil prices were high because of him, not the world oil market. Well... tell me Ms. Tin Foil hat what he said/did??!!!!
  • by Gomer Location: Gas Pump on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    The national average for a gallon of gasoline was $1.80 the week that Barack Obama became president.
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      by C on Sep 25, 2011 at 06:12 PM in reply to Gomer
      Yep, on 1-20-2009 (the day he became Golfer-in-Chief), the average price nationally was $1.84 per gallon.
  • by C on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    The bottom line is that Trade-Wilco has the monopoly in this area, and they are not going to drop prices but so much. I mean, we really don't want the Williams family to lose any money do we? Then they wouldn't be able to have things at ECU and other places named in their honor because of huge donations.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM in reply to C
      First, you know they were bought out by Hess, right? Second, have you looked up what a monopoly is recently? I think Sheetz might disagree with your definition. Third, who cares why someone gives money to charity? Isn't it a good thing that at least someone cares enough to give ECU some additional funds?
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    The dem hedge funders in 2006 raised the price of gas and again before obama got elected, now obama wants to make it double what it is now... We need it to be about 1.25 a gallon.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to ralphie
      Fact or Fiction?...prove yourself
  • by iknowthings Location: New Bern on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:14 PM
    Free market at work, folks. Gas is a commodity and sellers will sell the product for as much as the market will pay. It is ridiculous to see folks whining about gas prices and blaming gov't (either Republican or Democrat) for not reducing the prices to consumers. I will say that I find it ironic that alot of conservatives will stridently call for gov't staying out of things, especially "business," yet complain when gov't doesn't do "something" to reduce the cost of a gallon of gas.
  • by Josephus Jr. on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    Been telling ya that Hess/Trade always rip you off.Hess station by Wal-mart is cheaper than other Hess stations in Greenville.Why?Because Murphy USA Makes them be competitive. Get a sheetz card & Save .03 per gallon . It adds up!!!
  • by Slick Rick Location: Chocowinity on Sep 25, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Why is gas 10 cent more in Chocowinity than in Washington? I have seen the same gas truck at a Washington Hess filling their underground gas tanks and doing the same at a Chocowinity Hess Station on the same day. Same gas...Same truck. Yet it cost 10 cent more at the Chocowinity Hess Station.
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