Gas prices drop nationally as economy slows
Gas prices have dropped more than 30 cents a gallon in most parts of the US, resulting from a steep plunge in oil prices. The national average for gas prices is $3.59, down five cents from last week.
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Gas cost about $3.93 a gallon at this time last year.
A plunge in oil prices has knocked more than 30 cents off of the price of a gallon of gas in most parts of the U.S. since early April. Experts predict further declines in the next few weeks.
Nationally, the average price for regular gas slipped to about $3.59, down a nickel from last week.