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Analyst: National average price of gas to remain above $3

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The average retail price of gas prices in Savannah rose 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21 per gallon on Sunday, according to SavannahGasPrices.com.

The national average dropped 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43 per gallon on Sunday.

"With Thanksgiving just days away, Americans will be hitting major thoroughfares en masse. While gasoline prices have dropped in the last month and a half, the national average will still come close to breaking a record- the highest ever national average for Thanksgiving," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan in a statement. "I don't really see how gas prices could greatly improve between now and Christmas, given the new military action in the Middle East, and other pressures. It's all but certain the national average will not drop under $3.25 per gallon, which could lead to a perilous start to 2013."

Including the change in gas prices in Savannah during the past week, prices Sunday were down 3.9 cents per gallon than the same day a year ago and are 34.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average dropped 26.4 cents per gallon in the last month and is 6.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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