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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline decreased during the last week to $3.63. This is 4 cents less expensive than one week ago, 12 cents less than one month ago and 29 cents less than one year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.
Drivers continue to feel some ease at the pumps as the national average has fallen for 12 days straight and 29 out of 33 days since it hit $3.79 on Feb. 27, the peak price for 2013 thus far.
Across the nation, 42 states have a lower average price than they did one week ago, with three states seeing a decline of more than 10 cents: Indiana (15 cents), Ohio (14 cents) and Michigan (12 cents). Forty-five states and Washington, D.C., have a lower average price than one month ago, with five states seeing declines greater than 20 cents: Ohio (24 cents), Georgia (24 cents), Michigan (21 cents), Florida (21 cents) and Indiana (20 cents).
The only states where drivers are paying a higher price for gas than they did one month ago are located in the Rocky Mountains vicinity: Idaho (0.03 cents), Colorado (0.6 cents), Utah (4 cents), Wyoming (4 cents) and Montana (5 cents).
While Wyoming and Montana have seen the two largest month-over-month gas price increases, they still pay the least for a gallon of regular gasoline at $3.33 and $3.36 respectively, according to the AAA report. Only two states pay an average of more than $4, the fewest since Feb. 19: Hawaii ($4.38) and California ($4.04).