Gas prices are falling, giving drivers some relief just weeks ahead of Memorial Day.
The average retail gas prices in Akron have dropped 1.3 cents per gallon this past week, averaging $3.70 per gallon according to AkronGasPrices.com.
GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says the falling Akron prices compare with the national average that dropped gas to 2.9 cents per gallon in the the last week to $3.77 a gallon.
Akron, May 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Akron have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/g, according to gasoline price website AkronGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Akron during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"I'd probably sound like a broken record at this point if I were to tell folks that crude prices breached and fell under $100 late last week. I'm sure I'll be flooded with motorists asking why gasoline prices haven't fallen yet," chuckled GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Either way, it's great news for motorists- but some hot spots may burn motorists before they see any sizable relief. When I mention hot spots, I'm thinking of the West Coast- where supply has dropped considerably, causing tightness and perhaps higher prices. The rest of the country, however, should see short term relief continue ahead of Memorial Day, easing unfounded fears of the national average hitting $5/gal, or even $4/gal," DeHaan said.