Average gas prices headed lower in 2014
On average, a gallon of gas cost more than 10 cents less last year than it did in 2012. Experts say that trend will continue.
This post comes from Christopher Freeburn at partner site InvestorPlace.
Rising refinery production is likely to send gas prices lower this year.
The AAA predicts that the average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall 5 cents in 2014. Gas prices have the potential to fall to their lowest level since 2010 this year. In 2013, gas prices averaged $3.49 a gallon, down from $3.60 a gallon the year before, Bloomberg notes.
Last year, drivers in South Carolina paid the lowest average gas prices around $3.24 a gallon, while California had the highest average gas price at $3.89 a gallon. During 2013, gas prices sank under $3 a gallon at least briefly in twelve states. In 13 states, gas prices temporarily topped $4 a gallon.
In late December, U.S. gas production hit 9.72 million barrels a day, up 4.3 percent and the highest daily gas production since 1982. More abundant supplies of domestic crude oil should begin to push gas prices down this year.
The U.S. is now producing the most domestic crude oil in a quarter of a century. In fact, U.S. oil production has reached a level that promises to move the country closer than ever to energy self-sufficiency.
Surging domestic oil production comes even as the government presses automakers to build vehicles that get more miles per gallon.
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Bahahahahahah!!!!!!!! What a bullsh*t article! Price jumped five cents yesterday. Total jump in a week's time is twelve cents.
Dumba** media sheep writing propaganda "feel good about the world" articles!!!!
LOL --- Gas prices expected to keep falling, yet they jumped $0.50 per gallon just in time for the Holidays! And this isn't GOUGING? Plain and simple, GREED and CORRUPTION allowed to run rampant.
Time for a HUGE change.
The damage is done? Even if they dropped below $2 do you think the prices of everything that was forced higher by transportation costs how many times now would go down? I bet not! Just like the health care debacle, even if it fails do you think costs will come back down? We need major changes to happen now beginning with the end of the penny and nickel if their cost to produce cannot be brought back in line with their worth?
Where is the savings we're supposed to see from becoming less reliant on foreign oil? Gas prices are still rediculous. Where is the saving we;re supposed to see from all of the energy conservation mandates? Electricity rates haven't come down at all. I think we're all just being screwed by the democrats
It's like war, it's not over till the profit margins met.
Fall a nickle in a year? In 10 years that's 50 cents...but add back inflation....
Folks, quit beinga sucker and lapdog for the oil boys who make you pump it in the snow, clean your own windshield and come inside to get a receipt...if they are too lazy to put paper outside. And you are willing dupes.
If one mentions alternative fuels, like an idiot, you come here and bash the ideas. Meanwhile the Koch brothers are laughing at you.
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