Gas prices: U.S. gas prices inching lower, expected to drop again before Easter

Avg. price of regular gas down 20 cents from Jan.

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- There is a welcomed sight at the pump this morning. Gas prices are inching lower as March comes to a close.

If you're hitting the road this Spring Break, that's good news. Gas prices are down two cents from last week, and they're expected to drop even more before the Easter holiday.

Unleaded regular gas crept up as high as $3.88 a gallon last month in Florida. Now the average is back down to $3.68 a gallon.

That might be enough of a dip to convince you to take a road trip while the kids are out of school. Now would be the time to do it, because experts say drivers could see prices go right back up in April before leveling off in June. 

This could be the only reprieve before summer when gas prices typically soar, in part, because summer-grade fuel is more expensive to produce than winter-grade.

Nationally, gasoline prices have declined for four weeks straight and now average more than 20 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago, according to a new nationwide survey.

The average cost of a gallon across the continental United States of regular stands at $3.71, down 3 cents from two weeks earlier

 

Average per-gallon prices in other cities:

Atlanta: $3.57

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: $3.45

Boston: $3.75

Denver: $3.53

Las Vegas: $3.72

Memphis, Tennessee: $3.43

Miami: $3.74

Philadelphia: $3.64

San Francisco: $4.07

Seattle: $3.81

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