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Three months in, comparing 2013 to 2012

GasBuddy Blog -- Today is the first day of March Madness- the largest college basketball tournament in America- so its high time we check out how maddening gas prices are so far in 2013.

While the year started off with a strong drive to the hoop (of oil companies and market players), with the national average climbing over 30 consecutive days, the subs have come in and the game has gotten much slower pace. Since the national average hit an early year peak of $3.74/gal on February 26, it has fallen to today's level of $3.658, much lower than last year when prices were in a significant upward trend at $3.85 and rising. Doing the math, today's national average is nearly 20 cents per gallon under a year ago.

However, the rally in prices in...


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SmkyPlyr984
Veteran Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:02:13 AM

gas here has been 3 90 here for ever,,, dont talk to me about last years prices...its never went down in connecticut and its never going under 3 50 a gallon long as obama is in the white house...dont tell me he has nothing to do with us being rip off year after year...his policys have everything to do with the prices,,,
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:27:50 AM

at this point, there's the waiting game to jack up the prices. Anyone wanna bet?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:27:27 AM

DeeLA: good for you guys on the West Coast. The East cost has not nearly fallen that much.

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SmkyPlyr984
Veteran Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 6:36:29 PM

they re just waiting for a bump in the road and than there it goes 4 50 5 00 a gallon..
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SmkyPlyr984
Veteran Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 6:33:15 PM

still to dam high,,
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 9:12:15 PM

yup
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myambro
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 1:07:14 PM

Hmmm...
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:39:15 PM

ok
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:36:37 PM

No reason to be mad about gas prices here. We are down about 45-cents from where we were 6 weeks ago, and still dropping.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:35:08 PM

Pump prices poised pending potential price peak previously presumed possible.
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:24:15 PM

Any guesses what you think the price of fuel will be by the end of the year? I'm guessing $4.50.
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nervous
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:23:25 PM

Need a flow chart were gasoline and diesel are used and see the cost of inflation related to high fuel prices for the consumer products and travel. That is were you'll see the greatest pain in your household budget. Disposable income(s) is getting smaller and smaller every yr. and that has become the new norm in just the last few years and not just in the last few months.
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bigmace111
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:20:51 PM

Screw the comparisons! Gas prices are too high in our country, and we should not be following global prices when we are producing most of our our fuels here now.
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Mills43
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:19:03 PM

Yea, but it is still a goos .85 per gallon over where it should be!
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mightyace
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:18:50 PM

@QualTekGuy
Our prices will never be in line with European prices unless we significantly raise taxes. That's why fuel is more expensive in Europe.

i.e. If gas would be $7 a gallon here, it would be like $10-15 per gallon in Europe.
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Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:17:46 PM

still over prices for such a BAD world economy.
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kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:11:29 PM

Bad & getting worse daily
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gasman50
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:08:57 PM

its still very ugly
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jamie12704
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:08:18 PM

Move to the Plug in Hybrids, such a the Chevy Volt !
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QualTekGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Lower by 2 cents and then jump up 20. The trend is still higher. Mr. Obama told us during his first campaign, and I quote, "under an Obama administration gasoline prices would necessarily skyrocket. I believe that they should be somewhere inline with European prices."
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Goatroper47
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:06:07 PM

A year from now it will be much higher!
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Nexstar
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:06:05 PM

ok
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civicdutie
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:03:34 PM

Well, I guess it is lower, but a few cents doesn't help much
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OnEmptyMO
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:03:30 PM

And the normal consumer can do nothing about any of his.
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:03:17 PM

Obama math
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:02:36 PM

Meaningless topic, big oil will do what they please, and when they please, not a damn thing we can do!!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:58:54 AM

ok
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ntass1
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:57:55 AM

old story.prices up longer,prices down shorter.
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Insuremn
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:57:28 AM

The Obama administration want higher prices to cut consumption.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:54:31 AM

Until we get cars on other sources like CNG, they can charge what they want for gas.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:53:02 AM

Gas prices are much too high.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:51:46 AM

If you are going to play you have to pay.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:50:10 AM

Up and down is the cycle.
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jcotaxi
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:49:59 AM

Is life really just a game?
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matman01
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:49:17 AM

Gas prices are ridiculous...they were last year and they are this year.
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falcons
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:48:54 AM

ok.
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tomklo
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:48:43 AM

yo-yo
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:47:09 AM

I just heard on the radio today the our gas prices will rise even thought we have higher inventories and less demand because we have to compete with "global demand". What a bunch of crap!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:46:13 AM

DITTO
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RamboOn66
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I ain't livin' in the past, so I don't care.
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EXTREMESNOW
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:43:22 AM

Like we r going to do without and they know it.
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tpguess
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:43:18 AM

Right now Gas prices are down in SD... but 4.17 for premium is still high
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camaro_man
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:43:16 AM

greed
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blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:43:01 AM

Screw the consumer
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Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:42:22 AM

old story
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flydudemi
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:41:56 AM

greedy oil companies
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humancry
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:41:47 AM

na
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:40:49 AM

we're about 30c below year ago. down 25c from the february 2013 peak
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tutaw
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:40:42 AM

lets look at gas prices today and where they should be
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:39:58 AM

Greed rules
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RQCraig
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:39:36 AM

Let's hope that April/May price rally doesn't pan out...but I'm not getting my hopes up
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