Gas prices drop

Less pain at the gas pump lately. Gasbuddy.com puts the statewide average price for gas today at $2.82 a gallon, which is down about six cents a gallon in the last week, but it’s still up 27 cents a gallon in the last month. By comparison, a year ago the statewide average was $3.55 a gallon. Looking at national numbers, the national average today is at $2.42 a gallon, which is steady in the last week, but that’s still up 12 cents a gallon in the last month. The national average a year ago was $3.53 a gallon.