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AAA: Average gas prices down 6 cents across MI

Gas prices in MI continue to buck the historical summertime upward trend, falling 6-cents a gallon this week to a statewide average of $2.29. Palm Beach County’s $2.27 average price on Monday was also 3 cents less than a week earlier.SC continues to register the lowest average in the nation at $1.90, followed by Alabama at $1.96, according to AAA. The Hilo average price is $3.03. You’re in luck. Gas prices are at a historic low. Kansas’ average gas price registers 11th lowest in the nation. Three stations in the Largo area of Pinellas County were competing at $1.89.Summer is a time when gas prices typically increase in costs, but motorists across New England are continuing to see declines as a result of increased level of both gasoline and crude oil production. Over the past two months now, prices are down by almost 15 cents, according to data provided by AAA. Experts said prices will start inching higher soon.Gas prices continue to drop because of increased inventories and lower demand nationally, even though holiday travel usually prompts price increases at the pump.Gasoline prices in Wichita are down two cents per gallon from last week, down 24 cents from last month, and 7% below the $2.11 price from one year ago.That’s an increase of 1.25 million travelers or 2.9 percent over previous year, making ti the most traveled Independence Day since AAA has been counting.