Gas prices drop in Omaha, across country

Posted June 13, 2017

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found gas prices averaging $2.30 per gallon.

The average price of gas fell by 3.7 cents per gallon last week, said GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan.

Those who watch gas prices closely have called the recent drop a "downward spiral" given Georgia prices have dropped daily for more than two weeks, and the national average has fallen for nine straight days.

AAA is predicting a 5 to 10 cent drop in gas prices as a decline in oil pushes its way through the system. Monday's national average was $2.33, five cents less than both last week and this time previous year. Still, the price of oil has hovered between $46 and $53 a barrel - a fraction of the $148 a barrel price as recently as 2008.

The average price in OH was $2.22 early Monday, making it the 16th least-expensive state in the country for gas. The lowest was $2.26 on February 9. Prices came down even further in OH from $2.34 to $2.23 and in Kentucky from $2.28 to $2.21.

At some places in Miami, you can beat that average price by a lot.

The Georgia average for gasoline was $2.11 per gallon for the same period. Motorists spent almost $55 to fill an average 15-gallon tank of gas. Motorists spent more than $51 to fill an average 15-gallon tank of gas. Georgia's average was $2.11 per gallon from June 1 through August 31, 2016; the national average was $2.23 during that same time period.

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