For some reason I'm getting spammed by AAA. Not that I'm complaining, this is good stuff:
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for 26 consecutive days, reaching today’s average of $2.59 per gallon. This is the longest streak of consecutive declines since January, and pump prices have moved lower by 19 cents per gallon over this period. Drivers are saving six cents per gallon week-over-week, and 17 cents per gallon month-over-month. The relatively low price of crude continues to provide consumers with significant yearly savings, and today’s average gas price is 89 cents per gallon lower than this same date last year.
Domestic focus has shifted to the potential for a glut in gasoline due to strong refinery runs and the potential for demand to drop as the summer-driving season concludes. In addition, U.S. crude oil rig counts have added 32 rigs over the last six weeks. Combined with record refinery runs, it is increasingly likely that excess supply will characterize the domestic market and keep downward pressure on WTI.
Coming back from the beach we took the back roads to avoid rush hour traffic in Raleigh. Heading into Burlington we needed gas and we were in the middle of nowhere from Pittsboro to Graham on 87. The first station we got to must have some market power as a result. The price of regular was $2.99/gal and the restrooms didn't work. I bought just enough gas to get us to the next stop and visualized my Kegel exercises.