San Bernardino, CA, June 19- Average retail gasoline prices in San Bernardino have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.91/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 567 gas outlets in San Bernardino.
The national average is flirting with 2017 lows.
Each spring, average US gasoline prices rise 35 cents to 75 cents, usually from February to May, according to GasBuddy's historical figures.
The Tampa Bay region saw the least expensive gas prices in the state with an average of $2.21 for Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater followed by Orlando at $2.22. A GasBuddy petroleum analyst said with hurricane season approaching, customers can expect one more week of low prices before they rise again.
GasBuddy.com says the average price for gasoline across Indianapolis and central IN is $2.00 a gallon.
Nationally, Florida had the fifth-largest weekly decline in prices.
The Jacksonville average was $2.26 a month ago and $2.24 a year ago.
AAA says gas prices dropped in all but four states over the past week. "It looks like even OPEC's best move to thwart supply increases hasn't done much thanks to US oil production, which has charged back like a bull".
New Haven- $2.42/g, down 4.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.47/g.
Crude oil prices hit an eight-month low last week at $44.46. The lowest price this year was $2.26 in February.
Thinking about that long-awaited summer road trip? Once that happens, the national average would be the lowest since December 2016.
The only potential fly in the ointment of lower prices are the two potential storms that meteorologists are watching in the Atlantic Basin, either of which have the potential to push fuel prices higher this week, Jenkins noted.
The state average is at $2.11 a gallon, while the national average is much higher at $2.28.
The highest average price in Florida, so far this year, is $2.47 on April 21; the lowest is $2.26 on March 20.