Gas prices continue to fall

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Gasoline prices in Tacoma have fallen 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 271 stations in Tacoma. This compares with the national average that has fallen 10.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.43 per gallon.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 31.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 21.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 31.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“Motorists finally have something to be excited about: gas prices plummeting, with at least one gas station in 27 states offering a gallon of gasoline at $1.99 per gallon or less. The national average stands at its lowest point of 2018 having fallen nearly 50 cents since the start of October, keeping nearly $200 million in the pockets of Americans every single day, acting as an economic stimulus ahead of the holidays,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While OPEC will be meeting this week to discuss the possibility of cutting oil production in light of the $25 per barrel drop in prices since October, Americans will likely see falling prices at least for one more week. In addition, the promise of a trade deal with China may boost confidence in

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