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For The First Time Since January, A Little Less Pain At The Pump

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The streak is over! For the first time in over five weeks gasoline prices are down.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the price of a gallon of gas dropped 33-cents this week, marking the first nationwide drop since late January. As you’re probably already aware, prices at the pumps have been on a steady rise since Labor Day Weekend.

In fact the national average price set all-time records for prices in every month from September through February.

The nationwide average price per gallon as of Friday was $3.76, up 28-cents from just one month ago.

AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge report says the average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Philadelphia area runs $3.77, $3.58 in South Jersey. Both those numbers are up 21-cents from one year ago.

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  • pa4162

    Just wait until the Philly Refinery closes. Don’t blindly think it’s over cause if they do close you’re potentially looking at up to 36,000 jobs lost in addition to most of the east coast gasoline and refined products.

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