ME motorists get some relief as post-hurricane gas prices continue decline

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Gas prices in Kansas have fallen to their lowest level since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in late August.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on October 9 in OH have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.28/g in 2016, $2.51/g in 2015, $3.10/g in 2014, $3.34/g in 2013 and $3.75/g in 2012. "Gas prices remain inflated by about 20 to 30 cents and should decline another 5 to 10 cents this week".

Gasoline prices are falling quickly now that the Texas Gulf Coast's refining complex almost is back to normal after Hurricane Harvey struck in late August. Nearby, Pinellas County stations were averaging $2.41, with Hillsborough County outlets at $2.44.

"Hurricane Nate's impact on the Gulf Coast region should not affect local prices".

"The state [Florida] average is falling by about a cent a day as retail prices continue to recover from the effects of hurricanes Irma and Harvey", AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a prepared statement Monday.

Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.11 a gallon.

Experts say prices are expected to decline as temperatures begin to feel more fall-like and the demand for fuel declines. That's also a more than 9-cent drop from $2.727 a month ago.

Harvey caused fuel prices to spike as the storm triggered short-lived fuel shortages and knocked out almost 25 percent of the nation's refining capacity.

In South Carolina, prices Monday were $2.32 per gallon unleaded regular compared to last week's $2.41. The cheapest gas can be found in Albany, where it's $2.39 a gallon.

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