DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) _ Gas prices across North Dakota are dropping as the Fourth of July holiday nears.
Gas prices have fallen as much as 50 cents per gallon in some places since May. That's when prices were at an all-time high.
AAA says the state average for a gallon of regular unleaded in North Dakota was $3.73 on Friday. This is down 51 cents from the all-time high of $4.24 set on May 22. Prices in eastern cities like Grand Forks and Fargo remain at least 10 cents to 20 cents lower than on the western side of North Dakota.
The national average is $3.23.
Eugene LaDoucer of AAA North Dakota says gas prices remain at a level that most Americans still continue too high.