Gas prices fall for 2 days in a row

Regular unleaded still tops $4 a gallon on average nationwide, according to AAA.

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NEW YORK ( -- Retail gasoline prices have eased for the second day in a row, retreating slightly from their record high, according to a daily survey released Wednesday by auto club AAA.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gas fell three-tenths of a cent to $4.075, according to AAA. That's down from $4.078 the previous day.

This is the first time two consecutive declines have been reported in more than six weeks. On Monday, the national average price set an all-time high of $4.080 a gallon.

Still, gas prices are up 7.4% from a month ago, and they're nearly 36% higher than they were at this time last year.

Gas prices are highest in California, where a gallon of gas averages $4.607, followed by Alaska at $4.463 and Connecticut at $4.384.

The lowest gas prices can be found in Missouri at $3.831 a gallon.

Diesel prices also have fallen moderately. The national average price for a gallon of diesel lost one-tenth of a cent to $4.794 from $4.795 the day before.

Meanwhile, oil prices extended their decline. Crude futures fell below $134 a barrel in early trading on Wednesday.  To top of page

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