Gas prices are once again on a downward spiral.
For 11 consecutive days, prices at the pump have dropped, according to AAA.
The national average per gallon Sunday was $2.18, three cents less than a week ago and 18 cents less than a year ago.
In the Miami area, gas prices dipped just over 1 cent a gallon in the past week, according to a survey of nearly 1,700 stations by GasBuddy.com. The average price in the region is averaging $2.28 a gallon.
“With the kids back in school we’re now at that point when gasoline demand eases and refineries also return to the cheaper ‘winter- blend’ gasoline, which should start reaching consumers later this week,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.
In Florida, the average price dropped 4 cents during the week, according to AAA.
“Gas prices immediately began their seasonal downward trend at the beginning of September,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA in a news release. “Gas prices should follow a downward trend through the rest of the year, unless there are refinery issues or if oil prices surge.”