AAA: Gas prices down again; pace slows

Gas prices in Gainesville and statewide are down today by six- and five-cents-gallon, respectively, according to AAA.

The Gainesville price is $2.84 compared to $2.90 last Monday. The statewide average is $2.96; it was $3.01 a week ago.

Meanwhile, the national average dipped by only three cents since last week to $3.53.

AAA says despite slackening demand, the pace of falling gas prices is being held up by the cost of oil, which is hovering in the mid-$80s per barrel.  

“The oil market is very sensitive to global events, and fears of a widening war in the Middle East is keeping oil prices elevated for now,” said spokesman Andrew Gross. “Domestically, drivers will likely see pump prices keep up this slow slide toward the holidays.”

To get the price where you live, click here AAA Gas Prices