The all-purpose discount retailer appears to have struck viral goofy gold yet again, with an online ad promoting “big gas savings.”
The national average for a gallon of regular is almost exactly the same as it was for Memorial Day 2012. And yet, for the past two years, the periods leading up to Memorial Day couldn’t be more different.
What can drivers expect going forward in terms of gas prices? Probably more of the same—meaning more unpredictability, not necessarily more price drops.
Traditionally, gas prices have risen in the spring and peaked during the high-demand summer months. Last year, though, prices spiked starting in February and reached their highs in early May, before declining slightly in summer. …
The current national average per gallon of gas, $3.65, probably doesn’t seem all that cheap. Not compared to the beginning of the year, when prices were 10% cheaper. And especially not compared to a few years ago, when gas sold …
Demand for gasoline usually dips during the cold, sleepy month of February. Prices at the pump tend to decrease or remain flat as well. Not last February, though, when gas prices spiked during a run-up to peak prices in the …
The current national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.30. Drivers shouldn’t expect prices to get cheaper at any point in 2013.
It’s the time of year when lists are made forecasting the rise and fall of household expenses, big and small. Accordingly, it may also be time to tweak the family budget.
Hurray! Drivers are now seeing the year’s cheapest prices at the pump. Let’s not get carried away and actually declare these prices truly “cheap,” however.
“Cheaper gas prices” probably wasn’t tops on many holiday wish lists. But relief at the pump could represent a holiday dream come true: As families save money on gas, the budget will be freed up to purchase more presents.
We’ve come a long way. For much of 2012, drivers have been paying 10¢, sometimes 25¢ more per gallon than the same time in 2011—which was the priciest year ever for gasoline.