The weekly average of $4.121 is down 2.4 cents from a week ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This is the seventh week in a row the average retail price has dropped, from a high of $4.764 in mid-July.
The highest average retail prices were in the New England region at $4.359. The lowest were reported in the Midwest at $4.066.
The average price is $1.228 higher than it was a year ago.