Like anybody thought we’d ever see the price of gasoline under $3 again.
AAA reported Tuesday that the national average price for a gallon of gasoline was more than $3 for the 1,000th consecutive day. (Georgia has a 958-day streak going, by the way).
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And unless something unexpected happens, the automobile club predicts that average will remain above $3, “for at least another thousand days,” according to a press release.
For the record, the average has been above $3 nationally since Dec. 23, 2010, and in Georgia since Feb. 4, 2011. The average eclipsed $3 for the first time following Hurricane Katrina in September, 2005.
“While Georgia 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,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a press release.
As of Wednesday morning, the national average for regular unleaded gasoline was around $3.50. The average was 3.35 per gallon in Georgia, according to GasBuddy.com, where you also can search for gas prices by zip code.
More interesting in the AAA report was its findings of driver habits and sensitivities.
- 62 percent of Americans say they’ve changed their driving habits or lifestyle.
- 46 percent said $3 per gallon is too high for gas.
- 62 percent said $3.50.
- 90 percent said $4.
How high is too high for gas prices? Have you changed your driving habits, and how? How many miles do you drive each week for work, errands and fun? Tell us in the comments below.