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Gas Prices Drop

MEDFORD, Ore. — Gas prices are beginning to drop in Southern Oregon, after going over four dollars per gallon in the past few weeks.

Gas prices averages for the Medford-Ashland area are at $4.03, down a cent from Monday, and a full 10 cents cheaper than one week ago.Officials at the Medford branch of AAA said refineries in California have come back online after being closed for maintenance.

Refineries are also switching to the cheaper winter-blend of gasoline.They say, the prices should continue to go down 3 to 15 cents per week for the next few weeks. Analysts say this happens every year, because drivers travel less than during the summer months.