The price of gasoline at retail pumps around the nation has tumbled since Labor Day as the price of crude oil remains low across the globe and refineries begin switching over to winter blends, which are less expensive to produce, according to AAA.
At the same time, the surge in driving in recent months has cut into inventories, but stock remain high and crude oil producers continue to produce despite low prices, the Energy Information Agency reports.
AAA reported that gas prices have fallen for 11 of the past 12 days, reaching today’s average of $2.18 per gallon. Drivers are saving two cents per gallon compared with one week ago, but are paying five cents per gallon more on the month. (more…)