Gas drops to $3.81 a gallon, down 4 cents

WTOP has been tracking gas prices on a weekly basis. This is how 2011 and 2012 compare. (WTOP/Kerry Walter)

WASHINGTON – WTOP’s Pain in the Gas Survey finds a regular gallon of gas dropped 4 cents to $3.81, but it’s still 37 cents higher than a year ago.

Mid-grade this week fell 4 cents to $4.02, and premium is down, you guessed it, 4 cents to $4.16.

Diesel slid down 3 cents to $4.12.

A year ago this week, WTOP’s weekly survey found a gallon of regular to be $3.44. Mid-grade was $3.61. Premium was $3.75 and diesel, $3.86.

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