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Gas prices drop

Average retail gasoline prices in Grand Rapids have fallen 13.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70/g, according to gasoline price website GrandRapidsGasPrices.com.

Here in Cedar Springs, gas is at $3.73 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Grand Rapids during the past week, prices yesterday were 19.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 24.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 11.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“The national average has finally begun to cool off after rising nearly every day since the start of July,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “As the West Coast and Great Lakes see refining issues in the rear view mirror, as well as the end of the summer driving season approaching, we may see a new downward pattern develop which could see average prices falling, especially after midSeptember, a pattern that could dominate the gas pump until the holiday season,” DeHaan said.

You can always find the lowest gas prices in our area by visiting our website at www.cedarspringspost.com and clicking on “current gas prices” at the top of the page.

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