Gas above $2 a gallon in only 3 states
AAA's national average drops for 74th consecutive day, down 0.2 cent to $1.825 a gallon.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Just 4-1/2 months after setting record highs, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline is above $2 a gallon in only 3 states and the District of Columbia, according to a survey released Sunday.
The average price of gasoline is below $2 a gallon in 47 states, according to the survey compiled for motorist group AAA and reported on its Web site. It is lowest in Missouri, at $1.553 a gallon, followed by Oklahoma at $1.651.
Alaska, Hawaii and New York are the only states that remain above $2 a gallon, along with the nation's capital, according to AAA. Alaska is highest at $2.78, followed by Hawaii at $2.722; prices in both states increased slightly from Saturday.
New York's average is $2.199 and Washington, D.C., is at $2.044.
The national average price fell 0.2 cent Sunday to $1.825 a gallon, AAA said. The price has fallen for 74 consecutive days and is the lowest it has been since Dec. 16, 2004, when it was $1.822.
The average price has fallen nearly 56% from the record-high $4.114 set July 17. It is down nearly 68 cents a gallon in the past month, and more than $1.25 a gallon from a year ago.