Almost half of adults in this country think that gas is too expensive when it’s more than $3 per gallon, which means those people have some adjusting to do: AAA says the national average price of gasoline will be over that mark for the 1,000th consecutive day as of, well, today. And it’s probably going to stay that way for a very long time.
“Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. “The reality is that expensive gas is here to stay, which is tough on millions of people who need a car to live their lives. While a few lucky drivers may occasionally pay less than $3.00 per gallon, the national average is likely to remain more costly into the future.”
Yes, (relatively) cheap gas is just like obsolete pieces of plastic formerly used to play music. The streak we’re on now started on Dec. 23, 2010 and is likely to continue for at least another thousand days, says AAA.
Right now the national average is $3.52 per gallon, unsurprising as gas prices have been above $3.50 per gallon for most of this streak.
Basically, a wreath made of pure light and puppy sighs will descend on your head should you be the lucky gas customer to ring in under $3 per gallon, because it’ll be that rare of an event. Sigh.