EUGENE, OREGON — GasBuddy’s daily survey reports that gasoline prices in Eugene have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week. GasBuddy compared the Eugene falls with the national average that has fallen 0.8 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.83/g.
Prices on Sunday were 33.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 4.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The cities nearby Eugene were also affected. Medford, Salem, and Portland.
Gas prices slightly fall in other areas as well. In Tennessee, gas prices slipped a half-cent lower during the past week. Sunday’s state average of $2.58 is 1-cent less than a month ago. However, Tennessee motorists will still pay 6 cents per gallon more compared with the last year figures.
In his interview in June 2018, Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group, mentioned that even though oil prices rose, prices at the pump slipped lower because of declines in gasoline demand. This autumn trend relates to the recent switch to a cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gasoline. Besides, the economists suggest that even though the disruptive hurricane and international events may push up the energy prices, the gasoline prices won’t be affected.