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Revised: national average may fall ahead of Christmas

GasBuddy Blog -- With just weeks to go before Christmas, GasBuddy today announces a change in its Christmas gas price forecast: the national average will continue to gently decline into the holiday.

Previously, we had called for gasoline prices to be little changed between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but with some weakness in wholesale gasoline prices and futures, I now feel that there's a good possibility that the national average could decline to $3.25-$3.35 in time for Christmas.

While this forecast would represent a decline of 5-15c/gal from where prices stand today, it would still mean record high gasoline prices on Christmas Day. For reference, Christmas Day 2011 saw a national average of $3.24/gal. The national average on previous...


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Submitted Nov 30, 2012 By: PD
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doghaulr
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 7:43:25 PM

keep dropping is fine for me
SanchoNY
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:13:15 PM

I certainly hope so
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:40:40 AM

paul, ditto here. Esp. with the low-ish crude.
paulweb
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 10:55:27 AM

Any price over $3.00 is too high in my book.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:54:32 AM

keyword here "MAY"?
85XJ
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:22:30 AM

Sure, but they are jumping $.30 a gallon here this week so that they can come down $.25 by Christmas.

Fuzzy math. Raise the price before putting it on sale so you can say "Look, we lowered our price by 10%".
indyjim
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:43:23 AM

Several stations have risen to 3.49 today, so I guess the price will have to drop. The game continues.
rxpx40
Veteran Author Austin

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:36:33 AM

Funny how diesel prices do not change with gasoline prices. I suspect diesel is made from something besides crude oil, or follows a different set of physical laws. ;-)
RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:01:33 AM

Nope. Ours jumped 20 cents yesterday, thanks to Greedway.
kiosk12y
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:59:26 AM

ok & if you's say so...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:43:30 AM

some prices are going up here, some are going down.
skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:31:21 PM

Time for a price break.
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:50:10 AM

Maybe.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:49:54 AM

Slow day, let's run it again.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:50:55 AM

would be a nice present for those who struggle the most right now.
balljars
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 4:22:03 PM

I can't wait.
porotito
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:42:29 PM

Good!
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:31:01 PM

I'll take it. Still wish we had Bush era gas prices though...

Merry Christmas!!
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:56:45 AM

Drip, Drop...
Go ahead we dare you...
Rajah
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:13:43 AM

Drop, baby, drop.
ultm8opie
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:36:50 AM

$2/gal sounds good
Minutefan
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:32:54 AM

old news
rtw777
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:32:41 AM

Prices should be .50c less as it is.
honkerman
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:31:05 AM

Again and again
CTarp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:30:52 AM

Love this!
dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:27:31 AM

I doubt it.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:22:03 AM

PD, please post NEW news.
pecos
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:12:29 AM

Fall a little now... be way up by Christmas... I bet $3.69 here.
leraar2
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:09:04 AM

old news.
njerald
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:07:59 AM

May is a 3 letter word...........
mageetp
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:06:00 AM

old post.
chen94539
Sophomore Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:05:56 AM

price still high now
deaconjones
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:05:44 AM

OLD STORY
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:04:13 AM

Old news.
mickealo
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:03:01 AM

we will see
vjs3
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:02:25 AM

Time will tell as always.
RedskinGas
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:01:08 AM

This is as reliable as the weather forecast.
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:00:51 AM

Repeat.
OrangeBarrels
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:57:21 AM

Good news, expect to pay record high gas prices this Christmas!
Harry813
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:53:06 AM

Gotta see it to believe it !
hallows
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:52:57 AM

Very old news!
saleboss
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:52:23 AM

Prices "should" be a lot lower than that!
Tanks_alot
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:51:10 AM

We're all now delighted with Three-Dollar-Plus gasoline prices.

See, it doesn't take long to warm up the frogs in the pot.
radiorumor
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:50:15 AM

I can more than handle that
NanookAK
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:50:15 AM

Old news
cbucka
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:49:21 AM

hasn't budged in over a week at the station near me...
boatmen
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:49:01 AM

would be nice
GRUMPY55
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:47:57 AM

Let's see
RochBear
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:47:25 AM

it has now dropped to what it was the week before Thanksgiving.
LJGP_MO95
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:46:53 AM

don't think this will be much...
bigmace111
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:45:05 AM

3rd day for this story
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