Gasoline prices in the United States have leveled for now, perhaps due to an increase in demand for the 4th of July week, which is nine days long due to the actual holiday landing on a Wednesday this year. The AAA Fuel Gauge report, based on a survey of 100,000 stations, pegged the price of a gallon of regular on average across the U.S. at $3.329 yesterday, compared to $3.326 the day before.
The figure is still a relief from $3.590 a month ago, and nearly $4 at the end of winter. Some states still suffer from prices near $4. These include Alaska, Hawaii and California.
Douglas A. McIntyre