Drop in gas prices noted statewide

Published 2:11 pm Monday, April 19, 2021

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Alabama gas prices have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. Gas prices in Alabama are 5.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.04/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Alabama is priced at $2.11/g today while the most expensive is $3.09/g, a difference of 98.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.11/g while the highest is $3.09/g, a difference of 98.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $2.85/g today. The national average is down 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.07/g higher than a year ago.

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Historical gasoline prices in Alabama and the national average going back ten years:
April 19, 2020: $1.58/g (U.S. Average: $1.78/g)
April 19, 2019: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
April 19, 2018: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
April 19, 2017: $2.18/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
April 19, 2016: $1.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g)
April 19, 2015: $2.23/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
April 19, 2014: $3.54/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
April 19, 2013: $3.31/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
April 19, 2012: $3.77/g (U.S. Average: $3.89/g)
April 19, 2011: $3.69/g (U.S. Average: $3.84/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Birmingham- $2.59/g, down 3.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.62/g.
Montgomery- $2.62/g, up 1.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.61/g.
Huntsville- $2.60/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.60/g.

“Gas prices have remained largely stable in the last week across much of the country with the exception of the West Coast, where prices in some areas continue to advance, mainly in California as summer gasoline and healthy demand have boosted prices, but for everyone else, we’re far removed from the fast pace of increases we saw earlier this year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Gasoline demand has given up ground for the second straight week, likely due to some areas seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, and as spring break plans conclude. The next trend in gas prices isn’t evident just yet, we may see additional slight sideways moves in the weeks ahead, until either demand starts to increase notably again, or we see the opposite.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA’s once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.