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.

To read the full Automotive Fleet article visit www.automotive-fleet.com/news/story/2013/01/gas-hits-highest-annual-average-price-on-record-in-2012.aspx

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