Gas prices in a downward trend across Ala. | Business
Alabama drivers are getting a little relief at the pump. You may have noticed gas prices have dropped about 20 cents in the last month. It's a welcome sight as many people are traveling for spring break.
Several drivers say they pay close attention to gas prices and they're always searching for the cheapest prices.
"I get gas every three days and I spend $20 at a time so I end up spending a lot on gas. Less now that we moved. I still work in Trussville so it's a big of a drive but I spend a lot of time hunting for the station with the cheapest gas prices," driver Mia Osborn said.
Right now it looks like that's in Tuscaloosa where regular unleaded averages $3.43. In Birmingham, the average is $3.45, which is still cheaper than the state's average of $3.47. The national average is $3.65.
This time last month gas prices were hovering around $3.65 while the national average was $3.77.
People have been paying close attention to the prices because of spring break. A lot of schools were out last week and some are out this week.
One mother said last week she took her daughter to look at colleges up north and they definitely noticed the sticker prices.
"I just went on a trip up north last week and I noticed they were higher up there than here," Dee Anne Jackson said.
You can search for the best gas prices in your area on the WBRC smartphone app or on our website by clicking on the gas price link.
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