Gas Prices: We Like The Current Trend!

FREE Car Insurance Comparison

Compare quotes from the top car insurance companies and save!

Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

D. Gilson is a writer and author of essays, poetry, and scholarship that explore the relationship between popular culture, literature, sexuality, and memoir. His latest book is Jesus Freak, with Will Stockton, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 Series. His other books include I Will Say This Exactly One Time and Crush. His first chapbook...

Full Bio →

Written by

Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore...

Full Bio →

Reviewed byJeffrey Johnson
Insurance Lawyerhttps://res.cloudinary.com/quotellc/image/upload/insurance-site-images/carinsurance-live/2020/03/jeffrey-johnson.jpg

UPDATED: Mar 13, 2020

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right coverage choices.

Advertiser Disclosure: We strive to help you make confident insurance decisions. Comparison shopping should be easy. We partner with top insurance providers. This doesn't influence our content. Our opinions are our own.

Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about car insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything car insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by car insurance experts.

Gas prices came close to $4.00 a gallon this summer.

Gas prices came close to $4.00 a gallon this summer. (image by Reuters/Mike Blake)

Last week, we cheered on the nationwide drop in gas pricing, but even with the declines of the previous week, we were still left wondering why the cost of filling up our cars continued to be so high, with motorists forking over an average of $3.60 per gallon.

This week, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen to $3.54 in the United States.

And while we’ll admit we’re still not satisfied, we are happy to see that we’ve experienced another week of declines, with some very lucky parts of the nation seeing gasoline prices under $3.00 a gallon. The big winners of the week, according to GasBuddy.com. were North Dakota ($0.21 decline), Indiana ($0.18 decline) and Michigan ($0.176 decline).

But even though nationwide averages are down, some states ended the week as losers. Hawaii ($0.09 rise), Montana ($0.061 rise) and Wyoming ($0.053 rise) all saw higher gas prices.

Analysts believe the generally uncertain economic trends that have seen losses in just about every single investment out there are part of the reason for the decline in oil prices, now just at $78 a barrel.

Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy says he expects another week of dropping prices. For those who drive cars that use diesel, DeHaan says you can expect a drop between $0.10-$0.25 per gallon over the next couple of weeks.

We hope these predictions of lower prices are dead on, and that fuel prices keep falling across the United States. We can’t think of a better Christmas gift than a nationwide average of a gallon of unleaded that’s below $3.00 a gallon.

(888) 394-1149