prices hit a record average price in February, but prices fell in March,
according to quarterly data released from GasBuddy.
first quarter 2013 gas prices averaged below 2012 numbers.
paid about 30 cents per gallon less for gasoline over Easter Weekend than they
paid in the year-earlier period.
prices averaged more than $3.64 per gallon on Good Friday. In 2012, drivers
paid more than $3.93 per gallon on Easter Weekend.
on GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan estimates, consumers are saving about $108
million each day when current costs are compared to last year.
average price of gas in the first quarter of 2013 was $3.548 per gallon,
according to GasBuddy. That compares with $3.584 per gallon in the same quarter
highest fuel prices were seen along the New England coastline, Florida, California
and the Pacific Northwest. The cheapest prices were in the Rockies and Great
could swing dramatically in the heartland due to extensive spring maintenance
for Midwestern refineries, and the East Coast could be affected by sagging
foreign imports of gasoline, according to GasBuddy.