NEW YORK (AP) - The
price of gasoline should look familiar to many drivers this Memorial Day.
For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or
two of $3.64 per gallon.
prices are largely the result of crude oil prices that have remained steady
too, as rising output in the U.S. and elsewhere have offset declining
production in OPEC countries such as Iran and Libya.
average masks big price changes in some regions, though. Drivers in the
middle of the country are paying far less than they were last year, while
drivers on the coasts are paying more.
Analysts expect the
national average price to slide lower through the beginning of the summer.