Gas Prices in Alabama

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Gasoline prices have stopped climbing for the first time since August 8.

According to Triple-A Alabama spokesman Clay Ingram, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline today is the same as it was Monday and Tuesday with a nationwide average of $2.61 and a state average of $2.53 a gallon.

Fuel prices also remain unchanged for midgrade at $2.70; premium is $2.70; and diesel is $2.53 a gallon.

Ingram said the cost of a gallon of gas in Alabama has jumped 33 cents since July 23, which is 74 cents higher than a year ago.

Crude oil prices have begun to drop over the past week and the decrease is being reflected at the gas pump. Ingram noted that gas demand is slowing down as the summer travel season ends on Labor Day.