Across the country, local news outlets are reporting that gas prices are falling as the president continues to take steps to lower them due to Putin’s price hikes and other supply challenges.
Gas prices have fallen an average of $1.22 a gallon nationwide since their peak in June — a 24% drop over more than 18 weeks. There are now 38 states and the District of Columbia with an average gas price of $3.99 or less, and more than two-thirds of all states have prices below $3.79. Nine states have prices of $3.39 or less, and 15 states have average gas prices of $3.49 or less.
President Biden is committed to doing everything in his power to lower prices for American families. These include the president’s announcement to extend the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until December, his intention to buy oil around $70 a barrel to supplement the SPR, and his call for oil and gas companies to invest their savings from falling oil and wholesale gas prices to consumers on pumps.
Read sample coverage below:
KAIT (ABC/NBC/CV Jonesboro, AR): Gas prices in Arkansas are dropping a few more cents Arkansas drivers are paying slightly less this week to fill up their gas tanks…GasBuddi.com reported Monday that the average price of regular unleaded gasoline fell 6.7 cents last week to $3.28…National prices fell 9, 3 cents a gallon last week from an average of $3.77.
Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles gas prices fall for 16th straight day, likely to continue falling “Many of the issues that drove prices up have been resolved,” said Patrick De Haan, oil and gas analyst for GasBuddy. “It was a pretty nice drop, and pretty fast.” … Barring any drastic changes in the market, De Haan said he expects prices to continue to decline in Los Angeles and California.
LIBRA (FOX Atlanta, GA): Georgians see some relief as gas prices continue to fall On Monday, AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in Georgia fell to $3.20 – down 5 cents from a week ago, down 7 cents from September and down 3 cents from the same time in 2021. Now drivers it costs $48 for Georgia residents to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular gas – down 50 cents from a year ago… The average price of gas in Georgia is still well below the national average, which was $3.78 a gallon on Monday.
KVVL (NBC Eastern Iowa): Gas prices fall 7.1 cents in Iowa this week, $3.63 state average per gallon Average gas prices in Iowa fell 7.1 cents this week, bringing the statewide average to $3.63 a gallon, according to the latest GasBuddy survey… Iowa prices are up 16.8 cents a gallon from a month ago and 55.3 cents per gallon are up from a year ago…The national average price per gallon fell 5.4 cents in the past week, to an average of $3.86.
VZZM (ABC Grand Rapids, MI): Michigan gas prices are down 16 cents since last week Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson for AAA, says this downward trend could continue… “Michigan motorists continue to see pump prices drop, with some metro areas across the state averaging below $4 a gallon,” Woodland said. “If demand continues to remain low, as oil prices fall, motorists could see pump prices continue to fall.”
WYON (Central Minnesota): Gas prices fall as seasonal demand declines Average gas prices fell for the second week in a row…Minnesota average gasoline prices fell 8.1 cents per gallon last week, to an average of $3.66…The national average fell 9.3 cents last week, to an average of $3.77 …Gas Buddy says with oil prices in a bit of trouble after reaching $93 following OPEC’s decision to cut oil production, many regions could see gas prices fall again this week as demand continues to fall seasonally.
VBTV (CBS Charlotte, NC): Gas prices in Charlotte have dropped nearly 8 cents over the past week
The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Charlotte fell 7.9 cents over the past week to $3.51 as of Monday, officials said… In North Carolina, the average price of a gallon of gas was $3.42, down 6 .1 cent down from last week’s $3.48 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.
VSIX (ABC/FOX Columbus, Ohio): Gas prices in Columbus fell nearly 14 cents a gallon on Monday
Gas prices in Columbus fell last week, GasBuddy reports… GasBuddy’s latest weekly report says average gas prices in Columbus fell 13.8 cents last week to an average of $3.67 per gallon on Monday.
KTVZ (NBC/CV Central Oregon): AAA: Oregon gas prices fell 22 cents a gallon last week, the second-biggest drop in the U.S.
Oregon and other West Coast states are experiencing some of the biggest weekly drops in gas prices in the country, AAA Oregon/Idaho reported Tuesday… Gasoline supplies in the area are returning to normal as problems with regional refineries are resolved. They said. In addition, falling crude oil prices and demand for gas in the US are also helping pump prices lower.
Chattanooga Pulse: Gas prices in Chattanooga have dropped nearly nine cents a gallon over the past week
Average gas prices in Chattanooga fell 8.6 cents a gallon last week, to an average of $3.20/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 170 Chattanooga stations… The national average gas price fell 9 .3 cents per gallon in the last week, $3.77/y today. The national average is up 10.2 cents a gallon from a month ago and up 41.2 cents a gallon from a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering more than 150,000 gas stations. station across the country.
KOMO (ABC Seattle, WA): Gas prices fell for the second week in a row in Seattle, Washington, nationally
Gas prices fell 18.7 cents a gallon over the past week in Seattle, according to GasBuddy’s weekly survey of 775 stations in the city… The cheapest gas in the city on Sunday was $3.99 a gallon, while the most expensive was 6, $29 per gallon… The decline marks the second consecutive week of declines in the area… Nationally, the average fell 9.3 cents to $3.77 per gallon.
WOLF (FOX Green Bay, VI): Gas prices rose for the second week in a row
Average gas prices in Green Bay fell 8.9 cents per gallon last week to an average of $3.52/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 127 stations in Green Bay…”Average gas prices fell for the second week in a row with significant declines in the Western and Great Lakes have a huge impact on the decline in the national average,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.