National Gas Prices - A Snapshot - November 5th
It's Monday, which means it's time to take at trip across the US of A and check out how much pain there is at the pump. This is the last of our weekly Snapshots. Tomorrow is Election Day and the vote will tell the tale. It should be noted that gas prices are up considerably than 2008.
In our weekly National Snapshot, we look at a select city in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
Here in the Cornfield, gas costs ranged from $3.02 down 17 cents in the state capitol of Indianapolis to $3.24 down 9 cents in Terre Haute and $3.29 down 7 cents in the Cornfield.
What I found is that in 35 locations the price of gas was down compared to last week when it was 34. Those seeing an increase were 9 locations compared to 2 last Monday. That means in 7 locations the pump reading was unchanged compared to 1 last week.
The current national average gas cost is $3.498 down 6.2 cents. Oil per barrel is $85.69 down 27 cents per barrel.
To compare today's findings with last Monday's:
Once more we turn to the good folks at GasBuddy.com to get an idea what happened with gas costs over the past week.
Montgomery, Alabama: $3.09 down 4 cents per gallon
Anchorage, Alaska: $3.94 down 12 cents per gallon
Phoenix, Arizona: $3.39 down 10 cents per gallon
Little Rock, Arkansas: $2.98 down 16 cents per gallon
Los Angeles, California: $3.64 down 15 cents per gallon
Denver, Colorado: $3.28 down 5 cents per gallon
Hartford, Connecticutt: $3.55 up 2 cents per gallon
Wilmington, Delaware: $3.35 down 4 cents per gallon
Orlando, Florida: $3.16 down 3 cents per gallon
Atlanta, Georgia: $3.12 down 3 cents per gallon
Honolulu, Hawaii: $3.94 down 5 cents per gallon
Boise, Idaho: $3.53 up 1 cent per gallon
Peoria, Illinois: $3.23 down 6 cents per gallon
Indianapolis, Indiana: $3.02 down 17 cents per gallon
Des Moines, Iowa: $3.12 down 2 cents per gallon
Topeka, Kansas: $3.10 down 2 cents per gallon
Lexington, Kentucky: $3.15 up 6 cents per gallon
New Orleans, Louisiana: $3.09 unchanged per gallon
Bangor, Maine: $3.42 up 2 cents per gallon
Baltimore, Maryland: $3.23 down 11 cents per gallon
Boston, Massachusetts: $3.45 unchanged per gallon
Grand Rapids, Michigan: $3.13 up 21 cents per gallon
Minneapolis, Minnesota: $3.09 down 12 cents per gallon
Jackson, Mississippi: $2.99 unchanged per gallon
St. Louis, Missouri: $2.95 unchanged per gallon
Billings, Montana: $3.46 down 3 cents per gallon
Omaha, Nebraska: $3.16 down 1 cent per gallon
Las Vegas, Nevada: $3.53 down 4 cents per gallon
Manchester, New Hampshire: $3.45 down 5 cents per gallon
Trenton, New Jersey: $3.37 unchanged per gallon
Albuquerque, New Mexico: $3.20 up 1 cent per gallon
Long Island, New York: $3.59 up 1 cent per gallon
Raleigh, North Carolina: $3.15 up 1 cent per gallon
Fargo, North Dakota: $3.24 down 2 cents per gallon
Columbus, Ohio: $3.15 up 7 cents per gallon
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: $2.94 down 5 cents per gallon
Portland, Oregon: $3.43 down 13 cents per gallon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: $3.49 unchanged per gallon
Providence, Rhode Island: $3.52 down 2 cents per gallon
Columbia, South Carolina: $2.97 down 8 cents per gallon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: $3.28 down 5 cents per gallon
Nashville, Tennessee: $3.04 down 5 cents per gallon
Dallas, Texas: $2.99 unchanged per gallon
Salt Lake City, Utah: $3.53 down 5 cents per gallon
Burlington, Vermont: $3.75 down 2 cents per gallon
Richmond, Virginia: $3.02 down 4 cents per gallon
Seattle, Washington: $3.25 down 24 cents per gallon
Washington, DC: $3.37 down 8 cents per gallon
Charleston, West Virginia: $3.50 down 5 cents per gallon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: $3.16 down 2 cents per gallon
Cheyenne, Wyoming: $3.32 down 6 cents per gallon
From the Cornfield, this is the last of our weekly Snapshots of gasoline prices. Tomorrow voters will make the determination of whether President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney will lead the nation over the next 4 years. With falling prices, will the pain-at-the-pump be a deciding factor?
Perhaps we will have that answer tomorrow.