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June 7, 2011 11:53 AM Subscribe
Is there anyway I can reasonably accurately predict gas prices in July/August of this year? And compare gas price in certain parts of the country?
posted by geegollygosh to travel & transportation (5 answers total)
I live in Indiana. I am going to Idaho in mid-July through mid-August. I could fly or bus, but it would be difficult getting around once I am there, so it would be much easier for me to take a car. However, money is really the most major factor in this decision.
I'm trying to pin as best I can how much it would cost me to drive out there. Searching "gas price predictions" gets me people saying anything from $3-8/gallon for July/August.
Is there anyway to predict whether gas prices will be going up or down within the next few months or is it all just wild speculation? I realize there are a lot of factors in prices and it will depend on world events, but can anyone who knows more about this point me to some of the most likely scenarios for prices?
Also, I imagine this wouldn't be too hard for me to look up, but does anyone quickly have a sense of how gas prices across the great plains compare to the rest of the US? higher, lower?