Gas prices in MI continue to buck the historical summertime upward trend, falling 6-cents a gallon this week to a statewide average of $2.29. SC continues to carry the cheapest gas in the country at $1.90.
Meanwhile, the average price nationally stayed flat at $2.25 a gallon, GasBuddy reported. Gas was selling Monday as low as $1.67 at several Cleveland stations, including the Hi-Tech station on Ocoee Street that briefly dipped its price to $1.64 earlier this week.
Locally, AAA Michigan says the price in the Benton Harbor-St. The state was averaging $2.27 per gallon a year ago at this time.
Salem- $2.59/g, up 0.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.59/g.
Gas prices continue to drop because of increased inventories and lower demand nationally, even though holiday travel usually prompts price increases at the pump.
He says the price of crude, is steering the trend. "While gasoline prices will likely begin to creep higher, the summer driving season could still end up being the lowest overall average since 2005".
A survey of Rhode Island gas prices on Monday showed a three cent decline over the past, marking the fifth consecutive week that recorded prices were lower than the previous one, according to AAA Northeast.
In Honolulu, the average price is $2.90.
"While it has been over a month since the national average last saw a weekly rise, it is looking more likely we will soon face just that", said Dan McTeague, GasBuddy.com's senior petroleum analyst. That year, the price on July 4 was $2.23, which was the first time gas prices ever rose above the $2.00 mark for the holiday.
AAA has more than 331,000 members in Kansas.