There’s good news and bad news when it comes to gas prices. First, yay! Gas prices are falling! But boo, they’re still at record highs for this time of the year.
The L.A. Times says prices have gone down over the past week and month across the country but are up compared to last year. For example, in California they dropped by 13.1 cents per gallon in the last month, but in November 2010, a gallon cost about 60 cents less. Prices right now beat out the old highest record, set in 2007, by 29.5 cents.
The average price per gallon of gas around the country is $3.295, says the LAT, showing a drop of 5.6 cents in the last month. Again, that is up from an average price of $2.86 a gallon last year.
So, gas prices are still really dang high, but at least we’re getting a little relative relief at the pump lately. Small comfort, but it’s better than nothing, right?
Gas prices fall, but remain at seasonal records [L.A. Times]