Southside gas stations feeling the impact of holiday travel

Local gas prices uncharacteristically low

Local gas prices uncharacteristically low

Gas prices are also a help.

"I buy gas most every day for my lawn mowers and Weed Eaters during the summer so these prices are really helping my business", said Billy Stowe, a Cleveland, Tenn., resident who runs a lawn mowing business and filled up his mowers and vehicle Monday at the Hi-Tech station. Refineries temporarily shut down to produce cleaner-burning gasoline for the summer months, and demand from motorists typically rises with warmer weather.

We haven't officially hit an average below $2 per gallon for regular, but gas prices under that mark abound now in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market.

Each spring, average USA gasoline prices rise 35 cents to 75 cents, usually from February to May, according to GasBuddy's historical figures. Couple this with crude oil prices averaging $46 a barrel, and you have prices at the pump on the decline, according to the release.

The lowest reported price in Miami-Dade County was $2.03 at Sunshine Gas on Northwest 183rd Street and Douglas Road in Miami Gardens. Oil prices have rebounded off the previous $42 per barrel low, and now stand near $45 per barrel.

Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip
Jamie Murray became the first Brit to win the Aegon Championships doubles title since Jeremy Bates in 1990 on Sunday. World number one Andy Murray has pulled out of his first exhibition match at Hurlingham Club with a sore hip.

A deal reached in December to cut production among the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has not been enough to push prices higher.

Austin- $2.02/g, down 2.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.05/g.

Rockford's average price is $2.24 per gallon, which is five cents cheaper than last week's price.

Holiday weekends are always busy weekends for travel regardless, but AAA believes that lower gas prices could make this year a record breaking year for travelers for Fourth of July weekend. "It is just a matter of time before the national average bottoms out for the short-term".

AAA's weekly survey of prices in Connecticut's four regional areas as follows: Greater Bridgeport/Stamford is at $2.51; New Haven/Meriden at $2.38; Greater Hartford at $2.41; and New London/Norwich at $2.46.

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