The average gas price in 2006 was $2.58 per gallon. Monthly average prices varied from a low of $2.23 in November to a high of $2.97 in July.
In 2006, the overall lowest national average gas price was $2.20, recorded the week of November 6. The highest national average price was $3.04, recorded the week of August 7. Prices first rose above $3 during the last week in July and did not drop under $3 until the third week of August.
The year began with an average price of $2.24 in January and ended with an average of $2.34 in December.