Alaska gas prices steady while Lower 48 declines

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- While gasoline prices are on the decline in the Lower 48, prices in Alaska are holding steady, according to the Alaska office of the American Automobile Association.

Self-serve regular pumps in Alaska averaged $1.63 a gallon as of Friday, up a half-cent from mid-April.

Nationwide gas prices have fallen more than 2 cents a gallon since mid-April, AAA Alaska said. The average self-serve price for regular gas across the country was $1.46 a gallon.

Gasoline is most expensive in the West at $1.61 a gallon and least expensive in the Midwest at $1.37.

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