Gas prices continue slide

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The average fell 5 cents to $2.42 in Florida and 5 cents to $2.39 in Georgia.

Perhaps even more wild [than the six-week streak] is that the national average has now remained under $3 per gallon for almost 3 years, or 1,087 days as the days of cheap oil have continued. Prices are down, however, when compared to one month ago.

Rhode Island's gas prices are now 12 cents above the national average of $2.46 while MA is only three cents above the national average.

According to GasBuddy, area prices range from $2.54 a gallon in Idaho Falls to $2.64 in Bannock County and $2.46 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Gas stations in Springfield on Monday were just a penny less at $2.55. Surprisingly, the relatively low prices are about 10 percent higher than a year ago.

Gas prices keep falling in the southeast.

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The price of gasoline is down in both Rhode Island and MA after its post-hurricane spike last month. Modesto- $2.86/g, up 2.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.84/g.

Gas prices have declined for six consecutive weeks, the longest decline sine the summer of 2016, GasBuddy.com said.

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, believes the national average might continue to decline for the next few weeks.

Experts say gas prices in some parts of the country like the Midwest, are higher due to refineries undergoing seasonal maintenance.

Gas inventories are continuing to increase after Hurricane Harvey.

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