GAS PRICES ON THE WAY DOWN, BUT UNCLEAR FOR HOW LONG

Gas prices are trending downwards, at least for now. The latest gas survey by AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that prices dropped four cents locally in the past week to $3.44 a gallon. The good news for locals is that prices locally are 20 cents better than the national average. In the short term, prices should continue down, but could increase closer to summer. For comparison, one year ago prices were at $3.72 per gallon.