The average retail price of gas in Savannah dropped 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to SavannahGasPrices.com.
The national average fell only 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to the website.
Including the change in gas prices in Savannah during the past week, prices Sunday were 9.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day a year ago and are 35.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average dropped 28.4 cents per gallon during the last month.
"Even with Hurricane Sandy causing havoc on refineries and infrastructure in the Northeast, gasoline prices nationally have continued to trend lower," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "It goes to show how much more significant the Gulf Coast is to this nation's energy backbone when such a massive storm causes no major rise in the national average. The good news is that average prices will likely continue to decline, perhaps to $3.35/gal nationally by Thanksgiving. For those in Sandy's wake, fuel availability remains difficult, and is the reason GasBuddy has implemented an emergency fuel availability service."