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Finally: A small silver lining in this gov't shutdown nonsense

A protester displays a placard as he joins others in a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown. US President Barack Obama on October 3, directly attacked Republican Speaker John Boehner, saying he could end a 'reckless' US government shutdown in just five minutes. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Via CBS Baltimore:

It’s been almost a week since the government shut down for business, but it’s more than a month of a dip in gas prices. Experts say the longer the government stays closed, the lower gas prices may drop.

“On the eve of the government shutdown, we saw that oil prices were trading a little bit lower,” said Ragina Averella, AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Averella says multiple factors are coming into play at the pump.

But the one her agency is seeing more in this past week is supply and demand, especially from furloughed federal workers.

“There are less motorists on the roads, particularly in the Washington and Maryland areas. So that possibly could be having an impact, as well,” Averella said.

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