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Gas prices finally falling here

June 26, 2012 - Rob Weaver
Twenty days ago, during a trip to Virginia, I was happy to note gasoline prices there were much lower than back home. After seeing several filling-station marquees advertise gas for $3.24 per gallon, I was able to top off the tank for $3.18.

On the return trip, the farther north I traveled, the higher the price of gas became. I arrived home to find gas costing about $3.50 per gallon.

I regretted not being able to stock up on fuel while down south. Then, a comment in a news release received Monday concerning retail gasoline prices in Ohio made me wonder how cheap gas might be in Florida.

“The national average has now dropped to its lowest level since February 4,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Gasoline can be found as cheap as $2.73 per gallon today in Taylors, S.C.”

While I haven’t seen gas selling for less than 3 bucks a gallon around here, the drop in fuel prices has crept farther north. Some pumps are parting with gasoline for $3.24 per gallon.

As I filled up my bike, Lil’ Mostro, today, I figured I had averaged better than 53 miles per gallon. Unfortunately, it takes premium, which now costs ... about $3.50 per gallon.


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