Stability Continues at the Gas Pumps 3 Weeks into the New Year

Jan 21, 2013 -- 3:50am

AAA Mid-Atlantic says gas prices continued to hold steady just three weeks into the new year, hovering at $3.29 on Friday, compared to the same three week period in 2012 where prices at the pump increased 10-plus cents per gallon. 

Friday’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was two cents less than one week ago, six cents more than last month and nine cents less than one year ago. 

While prices have stabilized and even dropped in many places, there are a few states in the Northeast still paying more than last year (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and D.C.) due to the supply aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy last fall.  Barring any unforeseen circumstance that would affect crude oil prices, AAA anticipates the trend of below year-ago prices will continue.

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