Gas prices down in RI, Mass. following holiday

Gas prices down in RI, Mass. following holiday”

The year is ending with gas prices up 10.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

The price for gas in Central Florida is ending 2017 nearly where it started.

The recent bump should end a year surprisingly stable gas prices in Central Florida.

The average price of gas in Bakersfield has fallen approximately 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy's survey of 300 gas outlets in Bakersfield.

Looking state by state, the largest changes in average gas prices were seen in: in (+9 cents), OH (+8 cents), IL (+8 cents), New Mexico (-7 cents), Wisconsin (+6 cents), MI (+6 cents), Colorado (-5 cents), West Virginia (+5 cents), Kentucky (+5 cents) and Missouri (+4 cents).

That's up 21 cents from previous year at this same time.

"As we approach Christmas, average gas prices in the USA have fallen to their lowest point in 110 days, just as Hurricane Harvey began causing prices to spike, not exactly the Christmas gift some hoped for, but it's about time nonetheless", said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Gas prices are up 8¢ over the past week in the Rockford area.

AAA says that the increase in demand is likely the cause because more drivers are on the road as they travel home from the holidays.

The national average has gone up 16.6 cents since past year and is down 4.5 cents since last month.

Georgia: the highest average price was $2.76 on September 12.

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