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US Gas Prices Fall Below $4 Per Gallon; First Time Since March 

$1/gal drop since peak in mid-June spurred on by rising supply, economic concerns 

BOSTON (August 9, 2022) — The U.S. national average price of gas today has fallen back  under the $4 mark to $3.99 per gallon for the first time since early March, according to  GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most  ways to save money on gas. Gas prices have declined over $1 per gallon since peaking at  $5.03 on June 14, fueled by falling oil prices over the last month. Americans today will spend  nearly $400 million less on gasoline than they did in mid-June. 

It’s been a record-breaking year at the pump, with a majority of motorists seeing three different  handled prices, including $3, $4 and $5. Beginning in March, gas prices in the U.S. rose above  $4 per gallon for the first time since 2008, as Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. Global  supply began to tighten, with demand also rising into the summer, causing inventories to tighten  to uncomfortable levels. The previous record-high of $4.10 per gallon was broken in April, and  gas prices soared to a new all-time high average of $5.03 per gallon in June. Areas of California saw average prices near $7 per gallon this summer, and diesel prices saw their biggest  premium to gasoline prices ever.  

“We’ve never seen anything like 2022 at the pump, highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime events  including the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which caused myriad imbalances, exacerbated by  Russia’s war on Ukraine. As a result, we’ve seen gas prices behave in ways never witnessed  before, jumping from $3 to $5 and now back to $3.99,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum  analysis for GasBuddy. “While the recent drop in gas prices has been most welcomed, the  issues that led to skyrocketing prices aren’t completely put to bed, and still could lead prices to  eventually climb back up, should something unexpected develop.” 

GasBuddy recommends drivers always shop around for gas, as conditions are changing quickly  and stations within a few blocks can vary in price by over 30¢/gal. GasBuddy also offers users  the opportunity to receive notifications when prices at their favorite stations change in order to  not get caught paying too much.  

About GasBuddy 

GasBuddy is the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas.  GasBuddy has delivered more than $3 billion in cumulative savings to its users through providing real-time gas price information at  150,000+ stations, offering cash back rewards on purchases with brand partners, and through the Pay with GasBuddy™ payments  card that offers cents-off per gallon at virtually all gas stations across the US. As one of the most highly-rated apps in the history of  the App Store, GasBuddy has been downloaded over 100 million times. Acquired by PDI Software in 2021, GasBuddy’s publishing  and software businesses enable the world’s leading fuel, convenience, QSR and CPG companies to shorten the distance between  the fueling public and their brands. For more information, visit

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