MANATEE — Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States, according to AAA.
Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 26 cents in Florida, 25 cents in Georgia, and 24 cents in Tennessee.
The average cost of gas in Bradenton is $3.18 per gallon with the lowest price of $3.17 per gallon featured at Circle K, 6410 State Road 64 E. and Kay Road; RaceTrac, 6319 S.R. 64 East and Kay Road; Thorntons, 4850 S.R. 64 E., according to the Bay News 9 Gas Tracker.
The most expensive gas in Manatee County being sold Sunday was $3.69 per gallon pumped at Mobil, 430 Gulf Of Mexico Drive and Channel Lane in Longboat Key, according to the Bay News 9 Gas Tracker.
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"Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren't showing signs of slowing down," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "It's unusual to see prices steadily decline in the late summer months, but increases in domestic oil supply are helping to offset fluctuations in demand during the busy summer travel season."
The price of oil made minimal declines Friday, falling only 23 cents last week, compared with a $4.21 discount the week before. The price for a barrel of WTI settled at $97.65 on the NYMEX.