Gas prices have dropped 53 cents in two weeks, that’s a new record according to survey takers Lundberg Survey Inc
The survey was taken from 7,000 gas stations across the US to get an accurate national average. On October 24th, the national average price for a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gas was $2.7785, 53 cents cheaper than it was two week prior. That’s also about $1.33 less than it was at it’s peak this past July.
The prices come from a similar drop in the price of oil, which is down about $4 dollars a barrel on Friday the 24th. At one point on Friday, light crude dropped to $62.65, the lowest it’s been since May of 2007.
Check out a map of gas prices from around the country:
This map is from July of 2008, so the prices have changed, although the differences in price between areas still exist
Wichita, Kansas had the lowest price of $2.26 a gallon; while the highest prices were in Anchorage, Alaska ($3.50) and Honolulu ($3.48).
Other prices include:
San Francisco, California $3.37
Chicago, Illinois $3.12
Portland, Oregon $2.91
Miami, Florida $2.87
Manchester, New Hampshire $2.79
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $2.79
Denver, Colorado $2.72
Milwaukee, Wisconsin $2.65
Atlanta, Georgia $2.57
Houston, Texas $2.50
Jackson, Mississippi $2.46