Gas prices have soared tremendously throughout the last eight years. Back in 2003 gas prices were under $3 for a gallon. Fast forward 11 years and they’re over $3. What’s hard to understand is not that prices have steadied around a little over $3 the last couple of years but that it has been 1,245 days of $3 a gallon.
May 20 marks the 1,245th straight day that the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline costs more than $3 a gallon, according to AAA data. That’s nearly three – and – a – half years above $3 a gallon.
USA Today reported last September that, for the first time ever, gas prices had been higher than $3 a gallon for 1,000 consecutive days. Unfortunately, the record streak has not been broken. Gas prices dipped in the fall, down to $3.179 but surged again.
The national average on May 20, 2014, for regular gas was $3.642 a gallon, slightly less than the $3.653 a gallon average one year earlier.
How do you feel about these gas prices? Hopefully they will take a downturn soon!