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News in Brief- July 31, 2019

News in Brief- July 31, 2019

Average US price of gas down 2 cents per gallon to $2.81

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped by 2 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.81.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil costs contributed to the decrease at the pump.

The price is 10 cents lower than what it was a year ago.

The highest average price in the nation is $3.67 a gallon in San Diego.

The lowest average is $2.24 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The average price of diesel is down 2 cents, to $3.05 per gallon.


New dates for 2020 French Quarter Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An annual music festival in New Orleans is changing its planned 2020 dates.

The French Quarter Festival, which presents free outdoor concerts throughout the historic neighborhood, will take place April 16-19.

Festival organizers said in a news release Thursday that the 2020 event was originally set for April 2-5. But those dates would coincide with another major event set for New Orleans — the NCAA Women's Final Four tournament.

Organizers say the 2019 French Quarter Festival drew a crowd estimated at 825,000.