Fri, Jan 13, 2012 01:22 PM
Vermont average gas price: $3.46
Vermont lowest gas price: $3.29 (Brattleboro)
Rutland lowest gas price: $3.34
The U.S. average price of gasoline has declined significantly in
recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than
the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time.
"As 2011 has come to a close, that's cause for concern," says Gregg
Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Why? For the
past seven years, the average price movement from the beginning of
the year to the peak price posted during the year has been $0.93
cents per gallon, and as high as $1.31/gallon."
"Last year was actually a good snapshot of what we've seen for the
past seven years: 2010 ended with the national average at $3.05 and
we saw the annual spring 2011 climb push the national average 91
cents higher to its peak level as early as May 11 when it reached
$3.96 per gallon," Laskoski said.
"In three of the last seven years nationally, the spread between
the yearly starting price and the peak exceeded $1 per gallon and
only once in the past seven years was the spread below .82 cents
per gallon... if the national average doesn't move closer toward or
under $3 per gallon by the year's end, we could be paying over
$4/gal next spring," said Patrick DeHaan, another Petroleum Analyst
Vermont average "start price" to peak retail gasoline prices does
not show as great of a gap compared to the national average. Only
once since 2007 has the difference exceeded $1.
(Based on Burlington figures)
Start Price: $2.41/g on 1/1/2007
Peak Price: $3.13/g on 11/22/2007
Difference: 71.8 cents per gallon
Start Price: $3.11/g on 1/1/2008
Peak Price: $4.10/g on 6/12/2008
Difference: 99.9 cents per gallon
Start Price: $1.62/g on 1/1/2009
Peak Price: $2.76/g on 11/3/2009
Difference: 114.0 cents per gallon
Start Price: $2.72/g on 1/1/2010
Peak Price: $3.18/g on 12/25/2010
Difference: 46.5 cents per gallon
Start Price: $3.18/g on 1/1/2011
Peak Price: $3.97/g on 5/11/2011
Difference: 79.2 cents per gallon
Data updated Jan. 9. Based on regular gas prices.
GasBuddy.com is a group of local websites which offers an online
method for website visitors to post and view the most up-to-date
retail gasoline price information.