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National average continues to march lower

GasBuddy Blog -- Americans continue to see relief at the pump in the weeks ahead of the Christmas holiday. The national average declined another five cents per gallon in the last seven days, falling to an average $3.34/gal. The decline has also narrowed the gap between what Americans paid in the run up to Christmas 2011, with prices today just a nickle higher than a year ago.

Four U.S. states already have gasoline prices under their December 25, 2011 average: Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Oregon. Alaska is an astonishing 47c/gal lower than just a year ago on this date, while the other areas are just pennies lower.

While those four states will likely not be seeing their highest ever Christmas Day prices, several states appear ripe for records...


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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 12:56:42 PM

if we kept all the oil we drill here instead of sending it overseas, and use our huge natural gas reserves, we could be energy independent. we built an alaska pipeline only to send all that oil out to the open market. energy independence is not going to happen. already they are talking about exporting our natural gas reserves, this is really madness at it's best. we should all get a piece of the profits if this happens, but it will go in the pockets of fatcats who do not care about America but only lining their pockets using our natural resources. God help us, please.
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 11:37:23 AM

We are going up in central Texas. The Federal Reserve is printing money again. So oil will go up. The Euro is stronger against the dollar over the past few weeks. This is another confirmation point on printed money.

[Edited by: txrojo2005 at 12/24/2012 11:39:42 AM EST]
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 11:33:26 PM

March? Better start running to get to $2.50 where it should be.
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cools1611
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:03:02 PM

3.20 is the lowest in the Boston Area, Ma. I hope it gets around 2.80 mark.
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 2:03:36 PM

Not here going up as they always do for the Holidays in Sarasota FL
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RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 9:09:51 AM

Not in the Greedway states. They spiked as much as 50 cents on Thursday.

[Edited by: RapMassaG at 12/22/2012 9:10:39 AM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:53:39 AM

Lowest around here was about 3.10, my route has mostly 3.21 as the lowest. Last night one of the stations went up by a dime from 3.29 to 3.39. The party is over, and it's not even the holidays yet...
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:10:19 AM

2.99 locally , hope the lower prices hold up.
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:08:43 AM

ok
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 2:56:59 PM

I found some 2.82 gas last week in Owasso,ok it made my day.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 7:53:49 AM

ouch mfg. dropped at some stations here to 3.21 and a few even in the upper 3.1x.
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mfgendron
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:25:45 PM

Lowest in the Plattsburgh area... $3.69. ( upstate NY near the Canuck border).
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:11:57 AM

Filled up with reg yesterday in a N. Tulsa station for $2.82...lowest I've seen in a long spell.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 5:57:50 AM

not dropping fast enough and not far enough. Esp. diesel.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 5:56:53 AM

diesel still up and that drives the economy.
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sdslim
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:57:40 AM

Great!
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:33:03 AM

keep on dropping...
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:35:48 AM

It needs to march on in Atlanta! Prices not really going anywhere now!
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otherdave
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:19:00 AM

Old news.
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Upyrs
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:17:53 AM

ha-ray! Just like getting free gas. What a joke!

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prcoqui
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:27:01 AM

Keep it up.
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rgpiccone
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:13:15 AM

I hope it keeps on marching lower! It hasn't been under $3/gal all year around here. The lowest I see now is $3.33, still has a way to go!
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pitamon
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:10:49 AM

Keep on marching, but we must be marking time.
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:04:25 AM

Keep on marching.
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:03:35 AM

It's that time of year! No one wants to drive that much, so prices drop. Just wait until next spring - when you want to go somewhere - then prices will climb to new record highs!
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514gallows
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:03:11 AM

march? more like crawl
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sbazz
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:03:09 AM

Smoke and mirrors
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racerdj
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:02:58 AM

Not here in Indy yet.
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Redink
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:02:24 AM

Prices here higher than 10 days ago.
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jeff95519
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:01:58 AM

good
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swede
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:00:59 AM

interesting
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smqua
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:00:47 AM

Bring it
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:00:28 AM

Keep dropping but it will stop at some time
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wingryder92
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:59:54 AM

I just checked Oklahoma City @ $2.859 which is $0.759/liter in Canada, the lowest price in Canada is $0.959/liter in Edmonton Alberta. Our currency is virtually at par so you people have very little to complain about with your gas prices as they are still dropping.
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sneadmd
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:59:32 AM

Interesting
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chuckohio
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:58:34 AM

Great
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fillerupyeoww
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Build a better battery.
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:57:05 AM

still looking for $1.80 from 5 years ago
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:56:35 AM


CONSERVE BABY CONSERVE!!!!!!!!!!
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rjd1608
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:56:07 AM

no matter how low it goes, it will will still be overpriced
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scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:56:06 AM

Prices actually did drop a few cents. Not nearly enough to make a difference.
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:56:03 AM

Up like a rocket, down like a feather...
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TxMtb
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:55:54 AM

Almost lowest price of the year, almost.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:55:35 AM

It's all relative.
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:55:14 AM

How low can it go is more of the question.
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gasrat6083
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:51:14 AM

S - L - O - W - L - Y
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ILVET
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:51:01 AM

It dropped a dime here yesterday to $3.19
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pfone1847
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:47:22 AM

Doesn't seem to be getting lower in my part of the nation.
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:46:31 AM

Still stubbornly remaining in the $3.50's here.
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:45:40 AM

Keep going lower
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