Gas Hit Highest Annual Average Price in 2012

According to Automotive Fleet, “Gasoline just keeps getting more expensive, with the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hitting $3.60 in 2012, according to an AAA overview of fuel prices for the year. The highest average national price on record previously was $3.51 in 2011 and $3.25 per gallon in 2008.

The national average broke a new daily record for 134 consecutive days in 2012, showing a streak, with a total of 248 days showing record-breaking new highs, which means drivers paid record high gas prices on 68% of the days in 2012. The highest daily national average price was $3.94 on April 5 and 6, and the lowest was $3.22 per gallon on Dec. 20.

As for the start of 2013, the national average price on January 1 was $3.29 per gallon, which is 4.5 cents higher than a week ago and 1.6 cents up from the same day a year ago.

If you are interested in reducing fuel expenses, try a green GPS tracking system. Offering all the mapping, dispatching, and navigation benefits of a fleet GPS tracking system, a green GPS tracking system also monitors and reports driver behaviors. Combining both better navigation with better driving can help your company save money.

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