Gas prices to exceed $3 a gallon for the 1,000th consecutive day

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 2:47 pm | Updated: 2:53 pm, Mon Sep 16, 2013.

TAMPA, Fla. – The national average price of gasoline will surpass $3.00 per gallon on Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day, according to AAA. The current streak began on Dec. 23, 2010.

AAA forecasts the national average will remain above $3.00 per gallon for at least another thousand days barring a major economic recession.

“While Florida motorists may get lucky and occasionally pay less than $3.00 per gallon in the future, $2.00 gas prices are mostly a thing of the past,” says AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins.

Since the current streak began, consumers will have paid a national average of:

$3.25 per gallon or higher for 913 total days

$3.50 per gallon or higher for 643 total days

$3.75 per gallon or higher for 189 total days

$4.00 per gallon or higher for 0 days

The most expensive daily national average during the current streak was $3.98 per gallon on May 5, 2011. In Florida the most expensive was $3.97 on April 7, 2012. The lowest daily national average was $3.01 per gallon on December 23, 2010. In Florida, it was $3.01 on December 22, 2010.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
76°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
78°
Details

Today

weather
76°
Details

Today

weather
75°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.