Gas prices dropping with temperatures across country

(January 22, 2020) The national gas price average is $2.54, which is three cents cheaper than last week, a penny less than last month, yet 30-cents more than a year ago. Gas prices edged cheaper in the last week as gasoline stocks grew, measuring at 258 million a barrel, a stock level not recorded by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in nearly a year.

“Motorists across the country are paying less to fill-up as U.S. gasoline supply outpaces demand this winter,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Typically, we see cheaper gas prices this time of year as motorists generally drive less.”

Today, gas prices are $2.50 or less at 61% of gas stations in the country.

Quick Stats

• The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases are: Michigan (-10 cents), Indiana (-9 cents), Delaware (-9 cents), Illinois (-6 cents), Maryland (-6 cents), South Carolina (-6 cents), North Carolina (-4 cents), Texas (-4 cents), Georgia (-4 cents) and Pennsylvania (-4 cents).

• The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are: Missouri ($2.16), Texas ($2.23), Oklahoma ($2.23), Mississippi ($2.24), Arkansas ($2.25), Kansas ($2.26), Louisiana ($2.26), South Carolina ($2.28), Delaware($2.29) and Alabama ($2.31).