FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, a gasoline pump shows a customer has spent $40.00 for eight gallons of gasoline at a Shell station in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. On Thursday,Oct. 18, 2012, gasoline prices finally began to slide. The national average retail price has fallen for ten straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. That’s 13 cents below the fall peak of $3.87 reached on Sept. 14, although still higher than ever for this time of year. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, a gasoline pump shows a customer has spent $40.00 for eight gallons of gasoline at a Shell station in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. On Thursday,Oct. 18, 2012, gasoline prices finally began to slide. The national average retail price has fallen for ten straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. That’s 13 cents below the fall peak of $3.87 reached on Sept. 14, although still higher than ever for this time of year. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, a gasoline pump shows a customer has spent $40.00 for eight gallons of gasoline at a Shell station in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. On Thursday,Oct. 18, 2012, gasoline prices finally began to slide. The national average retail price has fallen for ten straight days and is now $3.74 per gallon. That’s 13 cents below the fall peak of $3.87 reached on Sept. 14, although still higher than ever for this time of year. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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