National gas price average drops for 21 consecutive days

(January 31, 2017) Continual growth in the number of U.S. oil rigs and the increased drilling it implies are raising expectations for a climb in domestic oil production. Additionally, increased U.S. crude oil production coupled with lower driving demand has kept downward pressure on the national average price at the pump, which has fallen for 21 consecutive days, according to AAA's weekly report.

Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.27 per gallon, down four cents versus one week ago, five cents less than one month ago, but 47 cents more per gallon year-over-year.

Quick Stats

    The nation’s top five most expensive markets are: Hawaii ($3.07), California ($2.80), Alaska ($2.74), Washington ($2.73) and Pennsylvania ($2.57).

    The top five markets with the most dramatic monthly decreases in gas prices include: Ohio (-33 cents), Indiana (-31 cents), Michigan (-18 cents), Illinois (-18 cents) and Kentucky (-17 cents).