National gas prices at $3 for 1,000 days in a row

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National gas prices have been at least $3 per gallon for 1,000 days in a row.

According to a spokesperson from Triple-A, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 marked the longest stretch on record with the national average gas price being at or above $3 per gallon.

A report by Radio Iowa said that gas prices in Iowa hit $3 per gallon a week after the rest of the country, so their 1,000 days will be behind the rest of the nation. A spokeswoman from Triple-A-Iowa, Gail Weinholzer, said the last time Iowa gas prices hit under $3 per gallon was on December 28, 2010.

The national 1,000 day streak began on December 23, 2010.

Click here to see a chart of Illinois average gas prices from 2010 to 2013.

According to Radio Iowa, Weinholzer said it is likely that gas prices will remain at $3 for another 1,000 days, unless the country falls into a recession again.