Demand drives gas prices down even lower

U.S. gasoline prices pushed lower across the country this past week.

According to AAA, the decrease is due to the recent trend in cheaper crude pricing and because crude comprises roughly 60% of the costs people pay at the pump.

Today’s national gas price average is $2.66, which is two cents less than last week and 18 cents less than a month and year ago.

In South Dakota, the average is $2.68– down two cents from last week, down 9 cents from last month and 19 cents lower than one year ago.

The nation’s least expensive markets are: Mississippi and South Carolina ($2.24), Alabama and Louisiana ($2.26) and Arkansas ($2.31).