Local Gas Prices Taking a Dive

By Peter Neumann

Local Gas Prices Taking a Dive

December 17, 2012

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Average retail gasoline prices in Detroit have fallen 14.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.23/g Sunday.

This is according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,734 gas outlets in Detroit. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Detroit during the past week, prices yesterday were 4.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 27.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 18.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 1.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"The drop in gas prices certainly has been well noted- in some instances people have been calling this a gas price crash. Dub it whatever you like, but I'll remind motorists: gasoline prices in some areas still could set all-time record highs for Christmas Day," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While it is excellent that gasoline prices have dropped, I'm not on board with this being called a gas price crash. Call me a grinch, call me a realist, but at the end of the day, data doesn't lie- and that data shows that gasoline prices are still clinging near all time highs for today's date," DeHaan said.

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