Gas Prices Dip For First Time In 2013

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On Sunday, the Lundberg Survey reported gasoline prices fell more than 5.5 cents a gallon. That may not sound like a whole lot, but it's the first price drop all year.

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For the first time this year, gasoline prices have come down a bit. The Lundberg Survey says the average price for a gasoline of regular fell almost six cents over the last couple of weeks - down to $3.74. Might not sound like much of an improvement, but the price had been increasing for the last two months, up more than 50 cents.

Part of the rise is because oil companies have idled production to prepare for the busy spring and summer driving seasons.

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