Extra Than Half of US Fuel Stations Charging Underneath $3


Gas prices

Fuel costs continued a nationwide retreat this week. The common worth on the pump this morning nationwide is $3.19, in accordance with AAA. That’s six cents decrease than final week and 22 cents decrease than a month in the past. At greater than half the nation’s gasoline stations, the typical worth is beneath $3 a gallon.

Fox Enterprise reviews, “analysts predict that by Christmas, the nationwide common gasoline worth may fall under $3 per gallon for the primary time since 2021.

The information comes although the Group of Petroleum Exporting International locations (OPEC+) voted to chop oil manufacturing final week.

Bloomberg reviews that merchants are “uncertain that deeper provide cuts by OPEC+ can be efficient.”

“As an alternative of viewing it as coal within the stocking,” says AAA spokesperson Andrew Cross, “the oil market response has to this point been a convincing meh.” Gross predicts that the nationwide common pump worth “might dip” under $3 per gallon “by the tip of the 12 months.”

Costs are declining although demand stays larger than a 12 months in the past. People used 8.5 million barrels of gasoline per day the week ending Dec. 1 (the latest week for which information can be found), in accordance with the U.S. Power Data Administration. That’s larger than the 8.3 million used the identical week final 12 months.


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