The beginning of the summer drive season, which results in less demand for fuel, has resulted in a drop in gas prices throughout Acadiana and the state.

Don Redman, a fuel analyst for the American Automobile Association, said refineries are also gearing up to begin producing winter-grade gasoline, which means they are now getting rid of their inventory of summer-grade gasoline.

"So I think in the next coming weeks that we'll see some continued good prices," Redman said. The statewide average today is $3.21, Redman said.

Redman said winter-grade gasoline is usually less expensive that the summer-grade variety because it is cheaper to produce. The summer variety burns cleaner and is more efficient because of mandates required by the Clean Air Act, Redman said.

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