Prices at the pump continue to decline as the calendar turns to December.
The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped three cents to $3.40 on Friday. That's 12 cents less expensive than one month ago.
Among other reasons, the decline is a product of the changeover to winter-blend fuel which is less expensive to produce.
Across the board Sunday, the national average stands at $3.39. It's $3.23 in Virginia and $3.16 in Charlottesville.