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Average Gasoline Prices Down From a Month Ago

UNDATED (AP) - Motorists are filling their tanks with gasoline that's cheaper than just a month ago. And it's a trend that's expected to continue for the rest of the summer.

The auto club AAA and other monitors find the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline at about $2.72 today.

That's slightly less than it was a month ago, but it's still about 25 cents higher than a year ago.

The Energy Department, out with a similar price report, says California drivers are paying the most -- about $3.13 a gallon, while Gulf Coast stations have the lowest prices, averaging about $2.55.

Gasoline demand has been fairly weak for the traditionally busy summer driving season. In the uncertain economy, Americans are holding onto their cash.

One analyst says oil and gas supplies are still plentiful, which should translate into declining prices at the pump.

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