1,000 consecutive days of $3 or more a gallon

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Remember the good 'ole days, when gas was less than $3 a gallon?

Seems like several years ago, because it really was.

We reach 1,000 consecutive days of $3 or more a gallon.

This does not include the months between 2005 and 2008, when gas here jumped to $3 and even $4 a gallon after Hurricane Katrina.

So prices have actually been above $3 before that.

To look at it a different way, the prices in our area since the fall of 2010 have mostly been between $3 and $4 a gallon.

And while there's still uncertainty, local petroleum expert Robert Chase says, at the very least, they're likely to stay there.

It's helped that there hasn't been any weather problems in the Gulf so far this hurricane season, but Chase says prices have remained relatively stable, even with continued unrest in the Middle East.

And while most would like to see it a lot lower, the national average this week is around $3.50 a gallon.

A year ago it was $3.86.

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