While certainly not dramatic, gas prices are still headed in the right direction for consumers. “Pump prices are inching down in most markets. The national average for regular unleaded loses three cents this week to $3.28 a gallon while the Oregon average also falls three cents to $3.30.” AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds says, “Extremely cold weather in many parts of the country creates less demand for gasoline. In addition, crude oil prices have moved lower, putting downward pressure on pump prices.”
Among Oregon markets, the Medford- Ashland area average for unleaded regular is $3.37, the highest in the state. The cheapest gas can be found in the Salem area, where the average is $3.22.