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Easter blessing: Gas prices drop in March

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Consumers in the U.S. saw gasoline prices steam to a record average price in February, but the motor fuel market cooled considerably in March.

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Contrary to public perception, average first quarter 2013 gas prices averaged below 2012 numbers, according to GasBuddy, which tracks gasoline prices online.

In fact, Americans paid about 30 cents per gallon less for gasoline in the most recent Easter Weekend than they paid over the same period in 2012.

Gas prices averaged just over $3.64 per gallon on Good Friday. Consumers paid just over $3.93 per gallon on Easter Weekend last year.

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