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Pump prices drop before Thanksgiving week

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 9:35am  ET

gas prices Nov. 15, 2012 (WTOP/Kerry Walter)
WTOP is tracking this year's and last year's gas prices. (WTOP/Kerry Walter)

WASHINGTON - The price of gas keeps falling in the run-up to the Thanksgiving getaway.

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows prices of all grades fell by 6 cents a gallon since last week.

Regular fell to $3.51 a gallon, while mid-grade dropped to $3.71. Premium went down to $3.89 a gallon and diesel slid to $4.03.

Despite these drops, last year's prices were still cheaper. The WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey showed the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.44, 7 cents cheaper.

Mid-grade cost $3.62 a gallon and premium dropped 2 cents to 3.74 last year. Diesel cost $4.01 per gallon.

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