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U.S. average maintaining lower than year ago price

GasBuddy Blog -- 2013 could be just the second year out of the last eight that features lower gasoline prices on January 15 than the preceding Christmas. Currently 11% of gasoline stations across the United States are under $3/gallon, while last year on this date, that percentage was a mere 3%. It's a good sign for motorists, and for economic growth in the year ahead.

Assisted by rising gasoline inventories, gasoline prices may continue to remain subdued for the next month or so, before rising ahead of the switch over to cleaner burning summer gasoline. American's appetite for gasoline has also ebbed as the cold weather infiltrates and keeps motorists inside more so than during the warmer months.

In our yearly forecast released last week...


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agrico
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:51:22 PM

its still over 3.30 here in Louisiana even though we have refineries all over
MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:40:26 AM

we still want & need lower prices
Methodist
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:41:18 PM

ok
TXCRZ
Sophomore Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:25:35 PM

Rising inventories, keep conserving, go higher MPG!
99dakota
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:27:44 AM

As the economy declines so do oil prices.
CIWS
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:53:41 PM

122/l here in Canada thats a litre
agrico
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:12:37 PM

Only a couple of stations below $3 here (with 5 cent Walmart discount)
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 1:09:12 PM

Not where I live either.
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:10:02 PM

Not where I live
txrojo2005
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:52:34 AM

Prices should rise in a month or two to reflect seasonality. People seem to accept and enjoy the $3+ gas prices because it is not $4.



[Edited by: txrojo2005 at 1/23/2013 10:53:28 AM EST]
CapriceWagon
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:06:40 AM

It's two opposing forces, the prices come down which allows economic growth which drives the prices up which hinders economic growth... back and forth, back and forth
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:23:12 AM

good to have lower fuel prices.
DoggII
Veteran Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:24:37 AM

prices are still to high
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:01:41 AM

Okay.
kiosk12y
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:31:48 PM

o ok
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:36:58 AM

Who cars about a year ago? The fact is prices are still to high
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:50:50 AM

LOL WanderDan. Welcome to the entertaining world of GB.
WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:17:01 PM

Better blame the POTUS... oh wait that report isn't what you want to hear so ummm it's a lie... yeah thats it... silly silly people
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 12:50:58 PM

Says something about a year ago prices.
otherdave
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 10:41:18 AM

Indiana average lower than a year ago but higher than a month ago.
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 9:42:58 AM

Actually prices are moving upwards. Wrong prediction.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 9:39:20 AM

who knows
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 7:42:30 AM

ok
rbrowdersr
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 6:35:28 AM

I doubt this is an indication of things to come.
gougenator
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:39:01 AM

mall was dead ,,news blamed it on the flu
im pretty much sure its a combination
gougenator
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:36:17 AM

blah blah ,just a bunch of sugarcoated news to precede a big gouge coming!

aint holding my breath!
NotTom
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:07:44 AM

ok
rwrMO
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:04:27 AM

Just hang on they will rise.
Tiput
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:02:40 AM

pure speculation.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:02:27 AM

Yesterday's news
DutchTreatMI
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:01:32 AM

We still have $.30 price hikes than slower declines.
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:59:54 AM

Give it time.
Bus936
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:58:29 AM

I don't care what you say, the gas is still $1.50 per gallon too high.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:57:56 AM

...sweet, but not good enough...
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:54:39 AM

Its up ... no its down.....its up...... its down.... nothing new here
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:53:13 AM

Our prices raised but have gone back down to the pre christmas price.
REVLAW
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:48:12 AM

Really. Seeking to understand and find logic in the "energy pricing mess" is a full time job for those unable to see what is displayed in plain sight. Guess simple mindedness sometimes has its benefits. The oblivious, after all, re-elected the idiot for another four years and set America on a continued path of fiscal irresponsibility unheard of in history.
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:47:41 AM

local prices slightly rising over past couple of months.......
gabbygusIN
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:46:34 AM

Already talk of gas price increases in Midwest because of refinery fire in Illinois?
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:45:20 AM

According to WHAT figures?
TravelinMan52
Champion Author Augusta

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:44:14 AM

They're not any lower in this area, none of them are <$3/Gal...
SOLONGCOLD
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:44:05 AM

if there are so many people out of work, why is there still so much traffic?? how do they afford to pay for gas? this is so different than the '80's recession.
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:42:59 AM

As long as we have greedy & corrupt lawmakers we will have very high gas prices.
twobroke61
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:42:02 AM

needs to go lower to help this economy pick back up more yet
76chevy
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:41:50 AM

Since last years average was record high....
yeehaw1073
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:41:33 AM

don't worry. prices will go up again soon enough...
fratt
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:38:43 AM

Still needs to be much lower.
Settjec
Champion Author Little Rock

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:38:02 AM

Big deal.... it should be lower yet!
silverfox63
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:34:58 AM

But for how long will this last?
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:32:17 AM

recession/depression should squash demand
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