Gas down 4 cents, but still 18 cents higher than last year

WTOP is tracking this year\'s and last year\'s gas prices. (WTOP/Kerry Walter)

WASHINGTON – Gas prices dropped 4 cents this week, but are 18 cents higher than a year ago, the WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey finds.

The average price of a gallon of regular gas dropped to $3.64 from last week’s $3.68, while mid-grade fell 5 cents to $3.86 a gallon.

Premium dropped 7 cents to $4.03 and diesel dropped 14 cents to $4.01 a gallon.

A year ago, WTOP’s weekly survey found that gas also dropped by 2 cents to $3.46 a gallon. Mid-grade on Nov. 3 was $3.64, premium, $3.77, and diesel, $3.95.

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