How low can gasoline go?
For nearly three months, consumers across the country have enjoyed a welcome site: fuel prices that decline daily.
Nationally, the average price of unleaded gasoline has declined every single day for the last 82 consecutive days, according to a FuelFix analysis of data compiled by AAA.
But that streak may be coming to an end.
“(I)’m worried the decline may soon begin slowing — oil prices have held in the mid-$50s, and the concrete may be setting in,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy, which compiles data on fuel prices.
On Friday, the price of West Texas Intermediate — the U.S. benchmark oil price — closed at $52.56 per barrel. That was an increase of $0.61 over the course of the week.
Still, gasoline prices remain relatively low, and Americans traveling thi
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