Gas prices are around 50 cents higher this June than they were last year and that is having an impact on demand.
Triple-A Iowa’s Rose White says it is unusual to see the amount of gas burned by motorists dropping.
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The drop in demand is only one of the factors that has led to a slight decrease in gas prices this week.
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She says gas prices will usually drop from two to four cents a gallon with each one dollar drop in the price of oil, but gas prices here haven’t dropped down to their levels seen last year.
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Summer driving often leads to an increase in driving and an increase in demand for gasoline, but White says drivers are making adjustments with the high fuel costs.
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The E-85 blend is cheaper than the other blends of gas.
South Carolina is the state with the cheapest gas — coming in at two dollars, 58 cents a gallon.
California has the highest average price at three dollars, 17 cents a gallon.