Gas prices across Ala. below national average

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gasoline prices across Alabama remain below the national average, according to AAA.

The statewide average for regular unleaded is almost $1.58 a gallon Monday.

Nationally, regular fuel averaged $1.66. AAA Alabama said motorists are paying, on average, $1.68 for midgrade and $1.73 for premium.

The average national price of gasoline fell 9 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to its lowest point since 2004.

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