Gas prices down slightly in region

WASHINGTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in the Washington metro area was $3.65, a four-cent drop from last week and six cents higher than the same time last year.

“August is set to be a volatile month for gas prices despite recent price drops,” said John B. Townsend II, of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Summertime demand for gasoline, expensive crude oil prices, and the possibility of refinery glitches or supply disruptions from Gulf Coast hurricanes could push prices higher.”

8/4/13 Week Ago Year Ago
National $3.62 $3.63 $3.60
Washington, DC $3.88 $3.89 $3.84
DC Only $3.88 $3.89 $3.84
DC Metro $3.65 $3.69 $3.56
Crude Oil $106.94 per barrel (at Friday’s close) $104.70 per barrel (7/26/2013) $91.40 per barrel (8/3/2012)

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