National Average Gas Price Slides

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Florida's average price for unleaded regular was $2.46 on Monday - three cents less than a week ago and 36 cents more than the same date past year, according to AAA.

Prices Sunday in Rockford were 44¢ higher than on the same day one year ago, and 5.7¢ higher than this time last month. "Driving factors for cheaper gas prices this winter include colder temperatures, the threat of inclement weather and online shopping".

AAA noted that drivers can find gas for $2.50 or less at 64% of gas stations nationwide.

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In 2017, gas prices have strayed from typical trends.

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Exports: According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in the first half of 2017, U.S. exports of total motor gasoline averaged a record high of 756,000 b/d, a three percent increase from the first half of 2016.

The lowest price in Miami-Dade was $2.33 at Marathon on South State Road 7 and Northwest 199th Street in Miami Gardens.

Fuel analyst website GasBuddy predicts prices will continue to fall over the next few days, before heading back up heading into the annual meeting of OPEC, or Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Michigan's lowest average was about $2.39 in the Saginaw area. In contrast, the cheapest gasoline, at $2.40 per gallon, is in Carbondale.

AAA said the gas price increases the Northeast region saw during November were partially a result of gas inventories being at their lowest points for this time of year since 2014.