US drivers are seeing some relief at the pump with average national gas prices reaching $4.355 a gallon down from $4.521 last week. This is the sixth consecutive week that gas prices have gone down following record-high gas prices over the past several months.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), July 25, 2022, saw average gas prices reach $4.355 down by 16 cents from the gas prices of last week. This is a sharp decline, from this time last month with gas prices reaching $4.908 a gallon.

Gas Prices See Drop in 6th Consecutive Week

Across the nation, gas prices fluctuated from as high as $5.732 to a low of $ 3.855. Despite gas prices going down, the state of California continues to see record high gas prices with the average gallon of gas reaching $5.732 down from $5.897 last week.

Though the average price has fallen below six dollars per gallon, some counties in the Golden State are still feeling the pinch. Counties like San Louis Obispo, Inyo, Mono, Alpine, and Trinity saw a gallon of gas reaching above $6. Other states like Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and Idaho are also seeing gas prices above $5.

Highest Gas Prices

         
State  Regular  Mid-Grade  Premium  Diesel 
California 5.732 5.946 6.087 6.558
Hawaii 5.527 5.728 5.962 6.096
Alaska 5.224 5.474 5.633 5.894
Oregon 5.169 5.387 5.596 6.191
Nevada 5.14 5.397 5.595 5.538

Some states were fortunate enough to see gas prices go down by over 20 cents. The states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee saw their average prices of a gallon of gas below the $4 mark.  Texas which has the least average gas prices saw a gallon of gas reach prices of $3.855 from $4.030 last week.

Lowest Gas Prices

State Regular Mid-Grade Premium Diesel
Texas 3.855 4.239 4.568 4.845
South Carolina 3.86 4.271 4.604 5.021
Georgia 3.888 4.298 4.653 5.104
Mississippi 3.891 4.278 4.633 4.98
Alabama 3.928 4.328 4.698 5.121

Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Delaware, Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska, and Indiana saw this week’s gas prices going down by an average of over 20 cents. While Hawaii, the District of Columbia, Vermont, and Maine saw a modest decline in prices with prices going down by an average of 10 cents.

Despite Fall in prices, Gas Price Still High

The national average remains significantly higher than a year ago when prices averaged $3.15 a gallon. June saw gas prices reaching a whopping $5.006 – a record high.

Gas Price Trends

           
Regular Mid-Grade Premium Diesel E85
Current Avg. 4.355 4.806 5.103 5.412 3.664
Yesterday Avg. 4.366 4.822 5.117 5.422 3.683
Week Ago Avg. 4.521 4.97 5.266 5.535 3.867
Month Ago Avg. 4.908 5.325 5.624 5.799 4.195
Year Ago Avg. 3.155 3.504 3.779 3.272 2.656

“Gas prices have fallen every day this summer for 38 days in a row.  Now, you know, you can — you can find gas for $3.99 or less in more than 30,000 gas stations in more than 35 states.  In some cities, it’s down almost a dollar from last month.  We’ve been working really hard to bring the price down”, said President Biden in a briefing on Friday. The rise in gas prices has been a major driver of inflation with the energy index rising 7.5 prompting prices in other indexes to rise in June when the Consumer Price Index rose 9.1 percent from a year earlier. However, with gas supplies improving gas prices continue to slightly fall this coupled with gasoline demand decreasing has contributed to a decrease in gas prices.

State Gas Prices 

State Regular Mid-Grade Premium Diesel
Alaska 5.224 5.474 5.633 5.894
Alabama 3.928 4.328 4.698 5.121
Arkansas 3.939 4.312 4.644 5.06
Arizona 4.682 5.001 5.266 5.452
California 5.732 5.946 6.087 6.558
Colorado 4.624 4.98 5.281 5.288
Connecticut 4.385 4.903 5.25 5.586
District of Columbia 4.599 5.109 5.504 5.726
Delaware 4.21 4.671 4.955 5.25
Florida 4.084 4.518 4.833 5.307
Georgia 3.888 4.298 4.653 5.104
Hawaii 5.527 5.728 5.962 6.096
Iowa 4.06 4.319 4.787 5.069
Idaho 5.022 5.266 5.466 5.63
Illinois 4.827 5.324 5.693 5.563
Indiana 4.372 4.812 5.138 5.699
Kansas 4.059 4.343 4.658 5.032
Kentucky 4.006 4.439 4.779 5.347
Louisiana 3.942 4.339 4.683 4.986
Massachusetts 4.522 5.017 5.304 5.676
Maryland 4.306 4.806 5.09 5.317
Maine 4.634 5.059 5.361 5.696
Michigan 4.42 4.883 5.238 5.671
Minnesota 4.332 4.69 5.05 5.372
Missouri 4.026 4.368 4.678 5.026
Mississippi 3.891 4.278 4.633 4.98
Montana 4.611 4.892 5.168 5.528
North Carolina 4.029 4.43 4.777 5.288
North Dakota 4.304 4.65 5.018 5.258
Nebraska 4.225 4.431 4.896 5.055
New Hampshire 4.409 4.881 5.212 5.662
New Jersey 4.462 5.025 5.268 5.516
New Mexico 4.169 4.506 4.765 5.172
Nevada 5.14 5.397 5.595 5.538
New York 4.579 5.012 5.34 5.803
Ohio 4.153 4.588 4.929 5.689
Oklahoma 3.966 4.323 4.572 4.907
Oregon 5.169 5.387 5.596 6.191
Pennsylvania 4.555 4.943 5.214 5.759
Rhode Island 4.488 5.029 5.333 5.698
South Carolina 3.86 4.271 4.604 5.021
South Dakota 4.361 4.583 5.066 5.189
Tennessee 3.931 4.329 4.687 5.129
Texas 3.855 4.239 4.568 4.845
Utah 4.928 5.151 5.346 5.341
Virginia 4.133 4.592 4.914 5.341
Vermont 4.535 5.06 5.443 5.416
Washington 5.123 5.366 5.538 6.164
Wisconsin 4.048 4.5 4.877 5.132
West Virginia 4.477 4.754 5.022 5.681
Wyoming 4.575 4.831 5.08 5.429

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