Gas Prices

Despite Fall Colors, Drivers Find More Green in Their Wallets

By: Andrew Gross & Devin Gladden

Glacier National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2023)—The decline in pump prices accelerated a bit since last week, with the national average falling seven cents to $3.76.  The primary culprits are slack demand and the falling cost of oil, which has shaved more than $10 and is hovering near $82 per barrel.

“Drivers are finally seeing some relief at the pump as the seasonal swoon picks up momentum,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “At least one state has locations selling gas below $3 a gallon, and we should begin to see more states join in over the next few weeks.”

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