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National average stalls, remains stable

GasBuddy Blog -- American motorists delight- is this the year we break tradition? Six out of the last seven years we've seen the national average increase an average of ten cents per gallon between Christmas and January 15, but so far this year, we've seen virtually no change in the national average.

According to GasBuddy data, the national average currently stands at $3.264, rising a mere 3 cents since bottoming out before Christmas. The question then becomes, will we officially buck that trend for 2013? It appears possible. However, it also appears that gasoline prices are rising today in the Great Lakes, and that may push the national average higher, but still, the fact remains is that gasoline prices remain subdued entering 2013.

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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:23:01 PM

Man, if the prices would only go down & stay there.
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:10:16 PM

OURS IS GOING UP
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:01:09 AM

edward: maybe in Chicago-land, but not here. Nothing "same" here, that's for sure.
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edwardj66
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:55:23 PM

Maybe the average is the same, but it sure seems like they are more volatile... Higher swings in pricing for little if any reason.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:59:06 AM

Most prices are flat here.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:01:45 AM

just jumped another 10 cents here.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:08:32 PM

It started going up here again about the 1st or 2nd.
slowly but surely. :>((((
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:53:53 AM

gone up a lot here.
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mcbrownie220
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:22:22 AM

drop baby drop
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:52:29 PM

Stable in the wrong direction.
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dockersbin
Veteran Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:38:02 AM

Stable?? Here they are 0,34 more per gallon than before New Years
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MacDad614
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:28:37 AM

Stable? Are you joking?

Prices here were below $3 at several stations at the Christmas season. Then they jumped 12 cents. Then another increase and another jump to today's $3.27 at many stations and $3.29 at many others. A few have done their usual drop by a penny every two or three days.

The Atlanta average is $3.318 now after $3.240 one week ago and $3.227 one month ago, misleading numbers / comparisons.

I am not sure why anyone with one ounce of sense would buy gas from a station that is selling it at $3.29 (or higher) when other nearby stations have lowered prices to $3.24.

[Edited by: MacDad614 at 1/8/2013 9:30:56 AM EST]
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ciimike
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:19:50 AM

I definitely would like to see it drop some more.
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40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:03:50 AM

We are still holding at $3.21 & .21 lower then at this time last year.
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prcoqui
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:05:58 AM

Stable around here for the last two weeks.
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fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:03:20 AM

If the Great Lakes region is rising, you better fill up now.
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bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:00:54 AM

Been going up here
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pfone1847
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:00:41 AM

Let's see the prices start dropping now.
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chuckohio
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:59:54 AM

Cheaper would be better
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sappie
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:59:12 AM

still too high.
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:58:31 AM

Interesting.
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vamike
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:58:26 AM

Yeah, and prices have risen a "mere" $1.50 per gallon since 1/20/09.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:55:27 AM

Gas prices will never be stable again.
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neptune2008
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:54:27 AM

stable??? never around here!!!
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SPEK
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:54:18 AM

Up more than 20 cents since Christmas in North Texas. Maybe we were less to begin with.
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scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:53:07 AM

Stable ? Gas prices jumped 21 cents yesterday.
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jobo74
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:52:12 AM

go down!!!
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epf
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:51:39 AM

Jumped to $3.39 here yesterday, is this the Meijer/Speedway effect?
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:50:24 AM

Stayed near $3.50 here in December. Went up about 10 cents since then.
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:50:13 AM

We can only hope, and wait and see!
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Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:48:58 AM

I wonder what would happen if the government broke up the monopoly in the petroleum industry, like they did the telephone industry (ATT) quite a few years ago... THEN there could be some competition and prices could drop like a rock!!
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:48:36 AM

up and down like a yo yo
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ILVET
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:46:42 AM

The calm before the storm
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:46:02 AM

Not sure where they got there info. Since 12/21/12, prices here have gone up $.28 per gal!
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:44:43 AM

Up 20 cents/gal here yesterday
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Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:44:08 AM

We have had increases here 3 weeks in a row.
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rjd1608
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:43:45 AM

don't worry, prices will increase!
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:43:22 AM

if the economy tanks, gas will go down
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Alderaan
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:42:09 AM

Well good grief, how much higher should it go?!

Please don't answer that.
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:37:25 AM

Still way too high
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Redink
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:37:11 AM

Temporary.
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StrangeLuv
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:33:05 AM

It's gonna go up.
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Z06KY
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:31:58 AM

I thought we had a story yesterday to be looking for $5-$6 bucks per gallon?
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Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:31:36 AM

Two stations dropped the price by two cents.
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:30:12 AM

Our metro average pump price today is $2.92/gal. Heading in the right direction.
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:29:10 AM

Still way too high even if it has stalled.
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billy44bo
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:29:08 AM

it is more than that here was $3.00 now its $3.17
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:29:04 AM

Good...It will kill the Economy...Still Way to High..
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AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:28:18 AM

This stability SUCKS, it should be #1.99!!
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wingryder92
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:26:28 AM

Stability seems to have definitely hit the markets this time around, now if everywhere was priced like Wyoming...........
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