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GasBuddy says drivers can expect slow, modest decline in gas prices

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GasBuddy projects drivers could see a drop in gas prices for the summer.

The group reported retail gas prices were highest in California and the Great Lakes region for the first part of the year. It added the rise in prices for the rest of the US has been slow, with the national average price going up 45 per gallon since the New Year.

"While California's average reached a 2015 high point of $3.44 earlier this year, and the Great Lakes states saw spikes due to multiple refinery problems in the Midwest, we believe we may have already seen the 2015 peak for the U.S. when the national average hit $2.47/gal. on March 6," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.

GasBuddy stated consumers are saving an average of $1.10 per gallon compared to this time last year and it is possible there could be even bigger savings over the summer.

Officials estimate the national average price of gas to range from $2.25 to $2.45 in April, $2.20 to $2.40 in May and $2.15 to $2.35 in June.

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