August 15, 2011
Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 35.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 24.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 6.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 85.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
Visitors to AlaskaGasPrices.com report that Ketchikan's regular gas prices per gallon range from $4.01 to $4.05 with diesel fuel at $4.35 per gallon.
"After watching oil decline dramatically two weeks ago, prices rebounded some $12/bbl last week, which may severely limit relief at the gas pump," says Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. "The smallest sliver of hope in the economy seems to make some market players forget the bigger issues this country faces. Last week, this situation led to buying spree in oil prices, something that I just don't see lasting," DeHaan adds.
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