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Drops in national average likely to ebb, may level off or rise

GasBuddy Blog -- The national average has come down a long way in the last month, but the good news may end there: it's likely that the decreases begin fizzling, and in some areas, increases may be on the horizon.

Since October 12, one month ago, the national average has shed 33c/gal, falling today to an average of $3.46, just two cents away from where it was a year ago. Last year, however, the national average continued decreasing until Christmas, when it bottomed out at $3.231/gal. For that to happen this year, prices would need to shed another 23c/gal, something that just at this point doesn't seem so feasible anymore.

While I had forecast that the national average could drop to $3.35/gal by Thanksgiving, I'm beginning to wonder if it...


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Submitted Nov 12, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:53:42 AM

well, Kar, I guess it depends on how the wind blows? LOL
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 9:23:40 PM

Which is it? Still too high at $3.50.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 7:24:11 AM

on the rise again.. .went to 3.28 avg. here, now up to 3.30+ again.
99dakota
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 12:02:50 AM

hope it keeps dropping, but not likely...
Delta258
Sophomore Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 1:59:06 AM

not dropping fast enough
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:07:45 AM

diesel is on the upswing... get ready for some BOHICA.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 6:02:33 AM

going up already again...
KAR120CSII
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 2:06:14 AM

Leveling here at about $3.50.

[Edited by: KAR120CSII at 11/14/2012 2:07:06 AM EST]
EdWoods
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:34:56 PM

$2.99??..... What this nation needs for economic recovery is $0.99 Gas. Of course, since the Head Environut has been re-elected, that won't happen....
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:15:36 PM

Bottom line is we have no clue, it could do anything.
WalRus49
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:25:55 AM

More organized mayhem and pillage............................
Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:27:48 AM

Speedway here is making sure the Thankgiving traveller will have to bend over here before they fill their vehicle. Now it is now up to $3.59. They still have a week and a half to go. $4.00 a gallon by Thanksgiving? I wouldn't put it past these robber barons.
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:08:07 AM

what gas prices going down where???? It went up to 3.59 here from 3.38/gal.
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:19:52 AM

Economic recovery needs lower energy prices.
Aserdaten
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:11:42 AM

I guess we're fortunate at this time to see prices in Central Florida that are well below the national average. Regarding that $3.23 by Christmas, several places in the Tampa Bay area are already cheaper than that. And don't be giving Big Oil any ideas by predicting a price rebound in the near future!
TigerRose
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:08:34 AM

Took advantage of a Veteran's Day
Special [local only - don't expect this
everywhere] at the USA gas station in town.

Filled my tank, to the tune of only
$3.09 per gallon, regular.

My muscle car, (& my pocketbook, too)
will be happy for a long time.
fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:06:19 AM

Fill 'er up now. Oops... too late.
arb0526
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:03:12 AM

leave it to the pessimistics of the world to create chaos
jobo74
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:00:57 AM

great more non supply and demand type activity!
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:59:48 AM

Keep dropping
Bill100
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:59:24 AM

May rise? $3.41 to 3.69 yesterday. Not may rise. Did rise. No doubt and no maybe about it.
throttle
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:57:16 AM

I never saw much of a drop.
oas
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:55:59 AM

It's good to see prices down some, but they should be (at least) below $3.00
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:55:54 AM

Talk about a waffelly prediction! It may go up, down, or stay the same. Gee, any other possibilities?
WaWanderer
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:55:20 AM

Old news
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:55:16 AM

"may rise" ... I would bet on it!!!
ILVET
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:52:54 AM

We did get a little relief
roland1971
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:51:53 AM

Ok
slgas
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:51:02 AM

I'm happy to find it readily available at $2.93 here.
Gellin
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:50:58 AM

Greedway just jacked it up 30+ cents here and all the other lemmings followed.
neptune2008
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:49:37 AM

up 40 cents here...awesome
SavingInNC
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:49:15 AM

It needs to go down another $1.50.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:48:31 AM

Already moving up here.
jeff95519
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:46:50 AM

will see
4bobux
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:46:49 AM

no, really?
gravityhurts
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:46:23 AM

May rise? Well of course it will. Have you ever seen prices go down and stay?
Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:46:22 AM

OK
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:46:07 AM

ok
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:45:11 AM

hmmmm
isem
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:45:05 AM

Déjà vu
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:42:58 AM

Interesting.
TxMtb
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:42:02 AM

And it jumped .25 yesterday, wrong direction.
tc316
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:40:31 AM

Old
Brucevanf
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:39:20 AM

It needs to keep dropping.
RichWLIN
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:39:18 AM

Always more speculation.
stpetebp
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:39:00 AM

Speculation will bring up prices again
mberg
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:37:45 AM

Have been below $3 locally for several weeks now.
ystr
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:35:57 AM

It is about time.
Maintroll
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:33:11 AM

At $3.55 plus per gallon it is still over $1.00 per gallon too high.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:32:16 AM

...it never lasts, does it ?...
DavidsChallenge
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:31:59 AM

The election is over and Obama won.
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