Gas prices continue to fall; many southern states already under $4/gallon

Gas prices across the country continue to fall from their precipitous peaks earlier this summer, with multiple states in the south dropping below $4 a gallon, though prices elsewhere in the country remain higher.

Gas prices tracked by the National Auto Club AAA show national average rates of about $4.30 a gallon, down from $4.41 the day before and $4.54 a week ago.

The one-month drop is even more pronounced, with prices hitting a near-record $4.90 a gallon four weeks ago.

AAA’s map shows the lowest prices in the country to the south, with most states in that region showing prices below $4 a gallon.

Prices, meanwhile, remained highest in the west, with California, Oregon and Washington all posting prices over $5 a gallon, while California still posted a whopping $5.75 a gallon statewide.

Pump prices in New England were also elevated, with every state there still above $4 a gallon.

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