By Robb Taylor
Montgomery, AL – An early Christmas present for drivers as gasoline prices are down again this week. According to Triple-A, the statewide average for regular unleaded is almost $1.58 a gallon Monday. Nationally, regular fuel averaged $1.66. Triple-A Alabama said motorists are paying, on average, $1.68 for midgrade and $1.73 for premium. The average national price of gasoline fell 9 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to its lowest point since 2004.