Gas Prices Break Records

By KBJR News 1

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Gas prices hit a milestone Tuesday, and it's not one that is going to help your pocketbooks.

Gas prices broke records. According to AAA- Tuesday marks the one thousandth day that gas prices have consecutively remained over three dollars a gallon.

The average gas price in the United States is $3.53.

Duluth prices sit at$3.54 a gallon...one cent over the national average.
The average gas price in Minnesota is $3.48 per gallon.

There has been a little relief for some as gas prices dropped nearly eight cents in the last week in Duluth.

But experts are predicting they won't be going below three dollars a gallon anytime soon.

AAA predicts the national average will stay above three dollars a gallon for at least another 1-thousand days... to the dismay of drivers.

"When I bought this car, it only costed a god dang seventeen dollars to fill it up and they doubled the pice. I just worked today for eight hours so about half my day's wages just went to gas," said Mark Gucinski of Superior.

"I think it's really wrong, the economy is terrible and people are deciding whether to put money in the tank or money for food to feed their kids," said Michelle Buttrick of Superior.

Michelle Buttrick moved to Superior from Lake Nebagamon to save money on gas.

The first time Americans paid more than $3.00 a gallon was in 2005 after hurricane Katrina.

According to AAA, it's a national problem.

Crude prices continue to trade above one hundred dollars per barrel.

They say prices of crude have dropped from the recent high of 110 per barrel but experts say they still remain so high since the U.S. was considering action against Syria.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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