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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 8:43:25 PM

keep dropping is fine for me
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SanchoNY
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 2:13:15 PM

I certainly hope so
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 4:40:40 AM

paul, ditto here. Esp. with the low-ish crude.
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 11:55:27 AM

Any price over $3.00 is too high in my book.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 4:54:32 AM

keyword here "MAY"?
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85XJ
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:22:30 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%".
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indyjim
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:43:23 AM

Several stations have risen to 3.49 today, so I guess the price will have to drop. The game continues.
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rxpx40
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:36:33 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. ;-)
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RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:01:33 AM

Nope. Ours jumped 20 cents yesterday, thanks to Greedway.
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kiosk12y
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:59:26 AM

ok & if you's say so...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 4:43:30 AM

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

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

Maybe.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:49:54 AM

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

would be a nice present for those who struggle the most right now.
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balljars
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 5:22:03 PM

I can't wait.
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porotito
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 1:42:29 PM

Good!
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GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 1:31:01 PM

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

Merry Christmas!!
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:56:45 PM

Drip, Drop...
Go ahead we dare you...
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Rajah
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:13:43 PM

Drop, baby, drop.
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ultm8opie
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:36:50 AM

$2/gal sounds good
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:32:54 AM

old news
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rtw777
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:32:41 AM

Prices should be .50c less as it is.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:31:05 AM

Again and again
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:30:52 AM

Love this!
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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:27:31 AM

I doubt it.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:22:03 AM

PD, please post NEW news.
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pecos
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:12:29 AM

Fall a little now... be way up by Christmas... I bet $3.69 here.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:09:04 AM

old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:07:59 AM

May is a 3 letter word...........
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:06:00 AM

old post.
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chen94539
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:05:56 AM

price still high now
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deaconjones
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:05:44 AM

OLD STORY
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:04:13 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:03:01 AM

we will see
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:02:25 AM

Time will tell as always.
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RedskinGas
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:01:08 AM

This is as reliable as the weather forecast.
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fatboy97
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:00:51 AM

Repeat.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:57:21 AM

Good news, expect to pay record high gas prices this Christmas!
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:53:06 AM

Gotta see it to believe it !
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hallows
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:52:57 AM

Very old news!
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saleboss
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:52:23 AM

Prices "should" be a lot lower than that!
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:51:10 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.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:50:15 AM

I can more than handle that
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:50:15 AM

Old news
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cbucka
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:49:21 AM

hasn't budged in over a week at the station near me...
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boatmen
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:49:01 AM

would be nice
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GRUMPY55
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:47:57 AM

Let's see
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RochBear
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:47:25 AM

it has now dropped to what it was the week before Thanksgiving.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:46:53 AM

don't think this will be much...
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