The Days of $2 Gasoline Coming to an End

Don’t look now, but after spending the past two months fluctuating between $2.58 and $2.66 per gallon, the price of gasoline is now quickly approaching the psychologically important $3 mark.

According to, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has climbed to $2.72. The last time prices were this high was back in October 2008.

Today’s price is roughly 3% higher than a month ago ($2.64) and a staggering 54.5% higher than a year ago ($1.76).

Currently, three states are reporting an average price above $3 per gallon – California ($3.02); Alaska ($3.34); and Hawaii ($3.43) – while three other states are reporting an average price below $2.50 per gallon – Colorado ($2.47); Utah ($2.49); and Wyoming ($2.49).

Much of the recent rise in the price of gasoline can be attributed to the run up in the price of oil, which, in the face of a strengthening dollar, has climbed from roughly $69 per barrel mid-December to today’s price of nearly $83 per barrel.

As I stated in my recent post “3 Reasons Why Gasoline is Going to $5 a Gallon,” I’m fully convinced gasoline prices are going to head much higher in the near future. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below!


  1. I spent two and one half years in Iraq, 2008 thru July 2010. Gasoline was selling for 1.08 $ in Iraq and .88 $ in Kuwait.
    Five years in China , four years in Africa. Where gasoline was expensive but people had access to cheap mass transit.
    We the people are being manipulated by the establishment.

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