In response to elevated media interest and the release of the Annual Gasoline Price Outlook 2012 by Gas Buddy, Financially Consumed polled its own readers to gauge how high prices will rise this year.
The 2012 Financially Consumed Gas Price Poll is closed and the results have been tallied. The poll was open for 5 days and recorded 51 responses.
- Only one reader (2% of responses) believes the national average price per gallon of regular gasoline will stay where it is now, at $3.38.
- Four readers (8%) believe the price will exceed $4.80.
- The most popular response was $4.20 – $4.39. One quarter of all respondents selected this range.
- The Weighted Average (using the midpoint of each range and assuming a value of $4.90 for responses exceeding $4.80) was approximately $4.27.
Financially Consumed reader consensus shows that you believe Gas Prices will exceed the highest Gas Buddy prediction of $4.15 by $0.12 per gallon. I look forward to reviweing the results later in the year to test our predictions. Thank you to all who participated to make this poll a success.