AAA Reports Gas Prices Down Six Cents

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Gas prices are still 25 cents higher than they were at this time past year.

Earlier this month, the average price of gasoline fell for the first time in 2018, dropping three cents to $2.29 a gallon.

The biggest monthly drop came in MI, where a gallon of gas cost 19 cents less, followed by IL and OH, where it's 13 cents lower, and then Kentucky, where motorist are paying 10 cents less than in January, according to AAA.

The lowest price in Harker Heights on Saturday was $1.99 per gallon at Sam's Club, 600 W. Central Texas Expressway.

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After weeks of rising gas prices, drivers will see some relief at the pump. "A handful of major refineries are undergoing maintenance". AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up - every time.

Spring refinery maintenance typically pushes gas prices higher, often driving them to their highest point of the year. Last week's figures showed only minor gains in production and inventory levels.

Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com said gas prices are catching up to a decline in crude oil prices.

Experts say the decrease is due to an increase in both oil and gasoline production. In fact, last week's EIA petroleum report revealed that US oil production grew 332,000 b/d, putting total crude output at 10.271 million b/d. West of Boca Raton, six stations on Glades and Powerline roads were charging $2.79 a gallon, while a Marathon station at Glades and Butts roads just northwest of the Town Center at Boca Raton, was charging $2.99, take it or leave it. Even though there was considerable growth two weeks ago, domestic oil and gasoline inventories are down, compared to this time previous year, by 18.5 percent and 4 percent respectively.

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