LOS ANGELES (LATimes)-
Experts are saying American drivers, including Californians, can expect some of the lowest summer gasoline prices they have seen in three years.
Some are predicting a steady decline in California gasoline prices to as low as $3.84 a gallon by August.
This year, the Energy Department is expecting a national summertime average of about $3.63 for a gallon of regular gasoline.
That would be the lowest in three years, down six cents from $3.69 a gallon a year ago and off 8 cents from the $3.71 average in 2011.
“One reason is the price of crude oil,” said Tacred Lidderdale, a senior economist at the Energy Information Administration.
“We expect crude prices …”