Has the omicron COVID-19 variant impacted gas prices?
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Gas prices dipped slightly this week even after concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus began to rise.
The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is now $3.39, down one penny from last week, according to AAA.
Although it's only a slight dip, it's still offering consumers who have been facing rising prices at pumps across the nation "a little break," AAA said.
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Compared to a year ago, prices are up by $1.27 per gallon.
On Monday, the World Health Organization warned that the global risk from the omicron variant is "very high" based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with "severe consequences."