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Sub-$3/gal list grows, analyst pessimistic

GasBuddy Blog -- Gasoline prices have continued to crumble around the country bringing the number of major cities seeing average prices under $3/gal to nineteen.

Average gasoline prices have dropped under $3/gallon in the following cities: Tulsa, Spartanburg, St. Louis, Tuscon, Greenville, Lubbock, Oklahoma City, Ft. Worth, Little Rock, Knoxville, Dallas, Santa Fe, Myrtle Beach, Evansville, Memphis, Waco, Columbia, Kansas City, and Chattanooga.

To top it all, two states now feature average prices under $3/gal: Missouri and Oklahoma, with South Carolina on the verge of becoming the third state in the next few days.

While the drop certainly has been well noted by major media outlets who in some cases have been calling this a ...


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Submitted Dec 16, 2012 By: PD
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 6:21:31 PM

seems the price of fuel drives our economy more than anything else. we really do need to be energy independent. i suggest higher fuel standards, get rid of the speculators, and take advantage of our natural gas reserves.
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zcolt45
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:40:15 PM

we always have increases for holidays - Unusual pricing this year

Caro

December 26 12pm.... speedway
From: $3.18 -->> to: $3.39 Noon

Walmart $3.18
Admiral $3.15

!! Idea pending snow storm !!

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December 21 6pm....
From: $3.25 -->> to: $3.18 6pm
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December 20....
From: $3.07 -->> to: $3.25 late AM
Lets see how High we GO...

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1stupedaso
Veteran Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:07:09 AM

they got us where they want when we are happy with 3 bucks a gallon
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unemployed58
Veteran Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 2:44:34 PM

We in eastern canada have prices equivalent to $4.48 ...Don't complain............
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Moparmizer
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 2:55:03 PM

When did $3 gas become Cheap?
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jfrancesp
Rookie Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 3:43:04 PM

I work at a gas station and our prices always go down right before the weekend to increase our sales on other items. The only exception is if the prices are going up to us
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 2:02:18 PM

We are at $3.25 avg reg in Sarasota florida, and when I am in Oxford Al the avg is $3.03 WHY ?????????????????????/
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Romey08
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:41:34 PM

Slight in gas prices before the Xmas holiday.
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:03:34 PM

We are back over $3 here in central Texas.
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Lehigh81
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 12:55:08 PM

Keep them dropping. We are going to need more money to pay for the new fiscal cliff taxes.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 2:37:01 PM

GAS PRICES ALMOST ALWAYS GO UP ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN MOST PEOPLE GET PAID. I WOULD CALL THIS PRICE FIXING.
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RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 1:28:09 PM

You can remove all Greedway states(OH,KY,IN,IL,WV,MI,MN) from that list. They all spiked today.
Ohio stations jumped as much as 50 cents/gallon, all settling at the collusion price of $3.259.
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zcolt45
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 1:17:40 PM

The Gouge Has Started in Michigan

Caro
From: $3.07 -->> to: $3.25 late AM Today
Lets see how High we GO...
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:18:57 PM

Prices jumped up a little bit today in central Texas today.
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cv2012
Sophomore Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 3:16:51 PM

The government cannot push the high mpg cars if gas does not go up greatly in price. If gas stays under $3 a gal who is gonna buy a $40000 car that gets 50 mpg or is rechargeable??
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:26:41 PM

people resist change , then wonder why we go over the same problems year after year. we have increased our oil production the last four years. we are using more natural gas. if you have nothing new or productive to say you should just step aside and stop blaming everyone else for you being a crybaby loser.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:55:18 AM

How easily we forget
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WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:40:44 PM

still dropping prices....
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 9:26:07 PM

On Dec 17, 2012 7:01:58 AM, craigsf38 wrote:

>Someone is making more and it looks like greed to me.

IMHO, 'greed' is a code word for 'never read and understood a corporate annual report.' Before you ask, I have not worked a day in the oil industry, but my one-time hobby was stock picking - to the point I felt like I was a one-man mutual fund.

About 90% of the money is made in the production of crude oil, and that is a world commodity.

Remember, a Government powerful enough to lower the profits of the oil companies to a number you like is also powerful enough to set your wages to a level you don't like. Those us who are old enough can remember Nixon's wage and price controls. The wage controls worked much better.
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Endoman5000
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 8:42:54 PM

Mr. DeHaan- You make a great point. Gas prices are NOT low. We as a nation have been conditioned to think this is low because of what we experienced this summer. We Gas Buddy folks need to remind our friends and neighbors that $3 shouldn't be a "gas price crash" it is only the beginning of getting back to where gas should be.
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nb52
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 6:10:16 AM

Good news for the citizens aye?
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albiek1976
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:16:49 PM

Gas prices can continue to go down.. $2.599 or lower would make me happy
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:21:06 PM

they have no idea ...
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Ken825
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:46:16 PM

Cripes, we can't get it under 3 and 1/2 here. What's up with that?
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Fitwit
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:10:34 PM

Can't move to one of those places.
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redtruckaz
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:09:08 PM

What would be the price if Obama would drill in the USA and stop paying other countries to drill for oil in their own back yard? What would be the price of gas here if Obama would allow the Canadian pipe line to be built. The folks that voted for him are fools if they think for one minute he will help the little guy. He will only help you if give him lots of money for his pocket. He when in office four years ago not as a millionary, but just look at him now.

How does a guy that NEVER had a job become a millionary?

It's mind over matter: He does not mind and we don't matter.
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idigau22
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:08:10 PM

We are still paying $3.59 per gallon in our area! You people who have gas below $3.00 per gallon, Enjoy It!!
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CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:01:24 PM

Got a long way to go here in CT
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:59:39 PM

Whole state is at $3.10 and falling.

Tucson is now less than $2.95 and falling fairly fast.
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goinwgas
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:57:36 PM

two stations in Oregon @ $2.95.9
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bigsranch
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:55:19 PM

The crumbling currency will jack the price back up. Hello, Hyper-inflation.
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Lologogo
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:54:09 PM

It's under $3 some places in MN
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Red7002011
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:53:05 PM

$1.50 or below would be a good price.
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OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:52:51 PM

Gas prices, come on down.
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cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:49:45 PM

keep it up get it down under 2.00 a gallon
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vernsimpson
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:49:07 PM

It will not stay that way
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:48:51 PM

energy independence is what we need. why do we ship the oil we drill in alaska and of our coasts overseas. if we kept our oil and used our natural gas reserves we would not have to depend on others.
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:46:58 PM

Well said Mr. DeHann
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RoadWarrior73
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:46:41 PM

The only gas under $3 around here was $2.99 at the Shell station that was cheap-selling the last of their gasoline before they went out of business.
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tpguess
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:45:59 PM

Good for Missouri... headed there on a road trip
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liao
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:39:55 PM

Still expensive in Montreal compare to south of the border.
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blindrider
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:38:52 PM

$2.78 here. $2.00 here we come!
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SOLONGCOLD
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:37:21 PM

STILL OVER $3.00 here
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RichFWA
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:37:18 PM

Prices won't be low enough until they are $2.00 a gallon.
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gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:36:34 PM

If you happen to live in California, don't hold your breath. This post doesn't apply to you.
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NashGas
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:36:10 PM

ok
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royguy
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:35:14 PM

I'll take what I can get after the past few years
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MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:33:08 PM

But not in Ca.
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dacofa
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:32:36 PM

Obozo will put a stop to this.
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:32:29 PM

Would really love to see the downward prices to continue. Is that really to much to ask?
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