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NORFOLK -- The price at the pump should drop in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report,

Currently, the national average for regular unleaded gas is $3.52 a gallon; in Hampton Roads, it's averaging $3.35.

The Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post both report the storm hit areas that use a lot of fuel, not areas that produce it, so the demand will be lower in the near future.

Meantime, the Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in Virginia and 15 other states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson says in a letter to governors that extreme circumstances related to Sandy will prevent enough gasoline from reaching consumers.

The waiver lets conventional gasoline be sold instead of cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A blend of reformulated and regular gasoline will be allowed in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

The waivers last through Nov. 20.

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