CAMARILLO, Calif. – The average price of gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the past two weeks to $2.83 a gallon.
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Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says that the decline comes amid lower crude oil prices.
The average national price for midgrade gas was $3.05, with premium going for $3.22.
The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was $2.42 a gallon in Jackson, Mississippi.
The highest price was $3.66 a gallon in Los Angeles. Prices in California rose about 9 cents in the past 2 weeks and a continuing spike is expected this week.
Analysts say a shortage in oil and other components used in refining California's unique blend of less-polluting gas will push prices past $4 a gallon in some areas of the state before they ease again.