May 20th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

Gas prices down 18 cents since April, survey finds

.S. gasoline prices have dipped another 6 cents due to a continuing skid in crude oil, a new survey finds, with more declines seen on the horizon.

The average price of regular gasoline dropped to just over $3.78 per gallon over the past two weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey. That's down more than 12 cents from a year ago and more than 18 cents below its April 6 peak, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg told CNN.

"The cause is continued erosion of crude-oil prices," Lundberg said. With crude oil currently trading at about $91 a barrel, down 11% in a month, "We will see another 5-10 cents in the coming weeks," she said.

Lundberg's California-based company samples prices in about 2,500 filling stations across the continental United States. The latest, conducted Friday, found prices were still hight in the Western states - "but those prices are just trembling on a precipice," she said.

"We can see wholesale prices have been crashing here, and they are about to hit the street," she said.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...whatever...a vampire's thirst is never quenched...

    May 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    And this is a surprise, why? Market manipulation in a presidential election year.

    May 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ♚Mmmmm♛

    comment directed toward the oil industry...a moped european version of a go-cart...gatorade is not my definition of a healthy drink...

    May 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    They're stabilizing finally here.
    They were all over the place for a while.

    May 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    @mary bus fare has doubled in the last decade. why do you think that happened? might it have something to do with the price of diesel?

    May 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ©bobcat (in a hat)©

    Gas is down to $3.34 here. Still a long way to go.

    May 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    hey guys, you can find deals if you look. My last gas price was 2.93 a gal. Woohoo!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    That's not so bad @bobcat(iah). I drove today to reconnect with old friends in my hometown in Alpine,NJ. After paying $12.OO to cross the GW Bridge and $5.50 in tolls on the NJ Turnpike. I gassed up in Alpine for 3.57 gal and hey they pumped my gas for me. Still a dime per gallon cheaper than Az.

    May 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ dazzle

      They actually still have places that pump your gas for you ? Wow, talk about retro. Did you trust your car to the man who wears the star ?

      May 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Of course thats because the supermarket i shop at has a point card. And if you gas up at their gas station (krogers) for every l00 pts you have on your card you get .l0 of per gal. At the time it was 3.73 and i had 800 pts! .80 off a gal!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah) let me dive into the memory banks, would that be Texaco. Nah, I went to a Hess Station and the kid that pumped my gas told me it was a state law. Since I am borrowing my uncles car, I told him not to get under the hood and check the oil. He did clean the windshield though!

      May 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ dazzle

      You do have a good memory. Down here it's almost totally DIY, even at the mom and pop stores.

      May 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Our is still holding steady at about 3.79/gallon.
    Of course, my hubs fills the tank, so....he has all of those rewards cards, so I don't actually know what he's paying.
    And that's just ducky by me!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      Maybe we should get those republicans back in so we can get that $2.00 gal. gas they promised. You know, just like all the jobs they promised two years ago.

      May 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    This is for you bobcat- have you heard they now have acupuncture for pets? Id like to go with a porcupine just so i could walk thru the waiting room and say *i dont know WHAT they did to my cat!*

    May 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ chrissy

      You just made my day. That was DAMN funny.

      May 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Oh no, I think the funny trolls are out!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lol @ dazzle, its really me, the twisted sista!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      Now I don't feel so all alone with my own twisted mind.

      May 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Bobcat always does his best to bring us a laugh every day i thought id return the favor! 🙂

    May 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ©bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ chrissy

      You succeeded 100%. Thank you so much. I really needed that.

      May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    lmfao @ bobcat, i gotta be honest i really cant take the credit for that joke. I just heard it on AGT and thought of you.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
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