Americans Could Have Bought A New iPad With The Extra Cash They Spent On Gas In 2011


Don’t be fooled by the post-holiday gas price plunge.The numbers are in and turns out last year was a rough one for Americans hitting the road.

Consumers paid a whopping $400 more in gas in 2011 than 2010, according to data gathered by

On average, a tank of gas rang up at $3.51–a little more than $0.72 than the year before–and that’s cold, hard cash you’ll never see again. 

“We’re entering this New Year with average gasoline prices nearly 23-cents higher than last year’s record price on New Years, a bad omen for things to come,” writes Patrick DeHaan.

Gas prices hit their peak in May, nearly breaking the $4 mark at $3.965.

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