While the national average price of gasoline is still several cents higher than it was at this time last year. Gas prices across Alabama are actually one-cent lower than in October 2002.
That's according to AAA of Alabama which also said the state's average price of $1.42 a gallon is one of the lowest in the country. Only Georgia, South Carolina and Texas have lower prices at the pumps. The cost of self-serve gasoline has been on a gradual decline the last few weeks due to a slight decrease in the price for crude oil.
But AAA predicts there could be changes as the holiday season draws near. The agency said don't be surprised to see gas prices become more volatile and possibly increase slightly.