It's no secret that gas prices are are high, and probably will go higher. So a lot of us may be station hopping trying to find a better price. So, here's a thought. There may be a better day to fill up than others.

WOOD-TV was reporting that GasBuddy's Patrick De Haan said, yes, in fact there is a better day, or days to fill up, top off, whatever, and it's probably Monday and Tuesday! He said that the closer we get to the weekend you're prices rise. Oh, great. That's when we probably do more of our driving, right? So, what gives? De Haan said:

So, what gives? De Haan said:

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“If I had to venture a guess, energy markets are closed over the weekend, but they’re open Monday through Friday.By the time the weekend rolls around, (gas stations) may be passing around any increases that happened earlier in the week. Then, there’s a key government report that comes out every Wednesday, which can influence the wholesale price of oil."

Also, the price of oil is going to fluctuate so an individual station is likely going to pass on the cost to not lose money. And, there's certainly no incentive to lower weekend prices since a lot of people fill up then.

I myself have watched the price of gas change three different times in my neck of the woods. Crazy, huh? Those guys are not only watching the markets but watching the other guy. Phew!

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So, what's a person to do? Do your homework and if you're inclined to chase the cheapest price in the area, do so because you just might be able to save a couple hundred bucks over the year.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.



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