The average US price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $4.67, according to the AAA, down 12 cents from last week and 34 cents from a month ago.
In spite of expected increase in gas demand since July 4 travel, industry experts say the fall in oil prices continue to drive down fuel prices.
“Less expensive oil usually means less expensive gas,” said AAA spokesman Andrew Gross.
But the national average gas price is still $1.53 more than last July, AAA data shows.
California gas prices, however, remain the highest in the country, with an average price of $6,088, although they have also been on a downward trend since early summer, according to the AAA. On June 14, the average price of regular gas in the state was $6,438.
Mono County, near the central border with Nevada, leads the state in current prices, averaging $7.01 a gallon, according to AAA. The median price in Los Angeles County is $6,148; in San Francisco, $6,178; and in San Diego, $6,077.
South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi have the lowest average gas prices among states as of Monday, according to AAA, all below $4.19.