Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    6:12 AM

GasBuddy News Article

41
votes
Gas Prices Dropping, But Still At Record High For Thanksgiving

Aol Autos -- Although gas prices have been steadily declining over the past few days, and seem reasonable compared with $4.00-plus pump prices, it looks like travelers will see a record high for Thanksgiving weekend this year.

AAA has estimated that around 44 million people will travel for Thanksgiving this year, 90% of whom will do so by car. All of those extra drivers on the road will surely amount to some added stress on your trip, but there is one area that you'll actually find some alleviation: Gas prices.

Relative to the past few weeks and months, gas prices are actually down right now, with the national average at $3.43 per gallon of regular unleaded gas.

"As we approach Thanksgiving, the national average has taken quite a drop, dropping close to 30 cents in the last month," Patrick DeH


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 22, 2012 By: aservant
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Gas Prices Dropping, But Still At Record High For Thanksgiving Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
NedW
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:7,852
Points:1,645,200
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:24:55 AM

Has anyone noticed that we're no closer to being able to stop sending the middle east our money for oil than we were 4 years ago?
Profile Pic
52MPG
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,742
Points:2,316,500
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:16:19 AM

No steady decline here.
Profile Pic
LocalSpyGuy
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:10,239
Points:2,157,280
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:54:09 AM

It's hard to predict. Gas went up here by 10 cents at the beginning of the week and has since dropped a couple of cents.
Profile Pic
jethro5000
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,362
Points:962,610
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:49:39 AM

Ouch is right...
Profile Pic
Grizdad
Champion Author Montana

Posts:8,016
Points:1,172,970
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:44:11 AM

Ouch...
Profile Pic
yardslave
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,066
Points:1,172,245
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:53:40 AM

Ok...
Profile Pic
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:3,326
Points:903,345
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 1:07:09 AM

Our price around here is above the national average. It's definitely not the regular winter price drop. But I'm glad that the problem in Gaza didn't spike the oil price like usual...
Profile Pic
MDTDriver
Champion Author California

Posts:11,718
Points:2,712,395
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 1:00:40 AM

Most every retail price is at record high today.
Profile Pic
jkpsr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,936
Points:1,574,480
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:50:22 AM

I wonder why gas prices in South Carolina are below $3, yet NJ remains at an average of $3.50.
Profile Pic
1fulltank
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:10,169
Points:2,084,340
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:48:06 AM

Contradicts previous article.
Profile Pic
Tiernan
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:5,889
Points:1,391,605
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:46:12 AM

Yup, still WAY too high.
Profile Pic
gasmack
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:3,478
Points:1,189,670
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:45:46 AM

OKAY.
Profile Pic
Bigwaynef
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:14,648
Points:2,654,145
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:39:09 AM

Hell, here in SC they're dropping-straight up, gone up 10 cents over last 3 days...
Profile Pic
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,051
Points:990,375
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:38:29 AM

Needs to be under $2
Profile Pic
bobcatfan
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:3,322
Points:1,141,945
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:37:25 AM

Not dropping here. Went up ten cents in the last 2 days.
Profile Pic
Bill100
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:45,170
Points:1,711,985
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:31:56 AM

Big whoop! OK, all together now....


WHOOP !!!


Profile Pic
honkerman
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:60,523
Points:2,973,055
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:31:32 AM

We may be near our low point.
Profile Pic
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:24,609
Points:2,828,000
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:28:37 AM

dropping where ??..it's up over 15¢ in some areas around here..
Profile Pic
jetskijerry
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:6,322
Points:1,340,235
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:27:06 AM

still too high
Profile Pic
judgemobile
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:10,054
Points:3,021,110
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:23:54 AM

is Bumer so proud gas prices more than doubled during his 1st term ?
Profile Pic
LanguageMan1
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:15,769
Points:2,236,740
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:23:39 AM

They were dropping, and maybe they'll be going back down a bit more before going up again, but they went up, just in-time for the holiday, almost as I and others suspected it would. Most I know realize they'll raise prices for the holidays.
Profile Pic
Glock26
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:3,902
Points:1,184,100
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:23:04 AM

Old News!!!
Profile Pic
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,551
Points:3,043,075
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:22:56 AM

Gas prices are only relative to what they were the week before. But if you have a long memory... maybe last month or last year.
Profile Pic
too_darned_high
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:1,206
Points:855,505
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:18:23 AM

Indianapolis area average is $3.57 right now. National average is $3.44. Last year at this time it was average $3.16 in Indy. Tell me why I should give thanks? Oh, because it's not $4.00 a gallon? Gee thanks!
Profile Pic
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:4,294
Points:3,040,410
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:17:26 AM

going back up here
Profile Pic
no8c
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:4,851
Points:1,253,340
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:17:23 AM

Thanks for posting this!
Profile Pic
gmcgas
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:8,504
Points:2,289,140
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:16:54 AM

doubt it.
Profile Pic
CivicMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,427
Points:1,108,500
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:15:33 AM

Still higher than that here. Hope to see a real drop and keep dropping but I doubt it.
Profile Pic
silverfox63
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:10,379
Points:2,136,525
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:14:26 AM

No kidding!
Profile Pic
forteras
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:2,022
Points:2,468,490
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:14:05 AM

Yeah-no kidding?
Profile Pic
tedjm1
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,609
Points:801,050
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:13:55 AM

Okay.
Profile Pic
pastorpaulcg
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:3,615
Points:776,835
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:13:32 AM

Okay
Profile Pic
obimerrill
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:3,921
Points:864,815
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:11:16 AM

It was down in Cincy until Tuesday afternoon, then went up 50 cents. Ope it drops again after the weekend!
Profile Pic
Matt G
Champion Author Boston

Posts:7,028
Points:3,348,575
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:11:06 AM

Hope it goes down
Profile Pic
DJRIO
Champion Author Miami

Posts:10,746
Points:2,001,435
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:06:12 AM

wait till next week
Profile Pic
miser709
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:1,278
Points:1,596,075
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:06:04 AM

Dropping? Not here!

[Edited by: miser709 at 11/23/2012 12:07:57 AM EST]
Profile Pic
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,185
Points:1,238,125
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:04:53 AM

What a joke.........NOT dropping here.
Profile Pic
cheaper0ON
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,433
Points:972,280
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:03:58 AM

Still too expensive.
Profile Pic
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:3,103
Points:841,710
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:02:53 AM

Old post.
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,187
Points:1,112,995
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:02:02 AM

Economy killer!
Profile Pic
suicyco16
All-Star Author Phoenix

Posts:635
Points:764,705
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:56:29 PM

Not even close to being cheap
Profile Pic
seahawks
Champion Author Washington

Posts:4,972
Points:2,401,825
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:56:02 PM

that is a correct statement!!!
Profile Pic
tco9436
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:2,558
Points:1,210,010
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:54:09 PM

Not cheap enough
Profile Pic
NedW
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:7,852
Points:1,645,200
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:53:28 PM

Seems like they've been rising, here.
Profile Pic
civicdutie
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:5,728
Points:1,400,200
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:34:57 PM

Only a few stations in the area dropping prices...the rest remain steady.
Profile Pic
SandeeC
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,334
Points:503,460
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:30:31 PM

Prices not dropping around here. After that last overnight hike of 20 cents just over a week ago, it has stayed high.
Profile Pic
FocusGroup
Rookie Author Indianapolis

Posts:28
Points:2,835
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:26:55 PM

Every time you want to go to Granny's house for a slice of Pumpkin pie, you got to pay more for the gas.
Profile Pic
CAD69
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:5,390
Points:1,391,695
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:26:36 PM

Yes, the price of gas need to drop further!
Profile Pic
DrLyon
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:8,527
Points:1,729,790
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:25:11 PM

Keep dropping...
Profile Pic
jimslo
Champion Author Regina

Posts:1,086
Points:637,925
Joined:Feb 2003
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:24:56 PM

They've dropped here as soon as Costco opened their gas bar.
Post a reply Back to Topics