After doing something for 1,000 days, a person just gets used to it.  Wednesday marks the 1,000th day of the national average gas price of being $3 or more per gallon.  According to AAA, this is the longest national consecutive day streak ever, which began in December, 2010. AAA predicts that the $3 price tag will stick around for at least another 1,000 more days, unless there is a major economic recession.

A driver may be able to find gas for under $3 per gallon, but nationally the average will remain, even though AAA is expecting the average to decrease because of falling demand through December . The most expensive daily national average during the streak was $3.98 per gallon on May 5, 2011 and the lowest was $3.01 per gallon on December 23, 2010.

According to, a driver can find gas for $3.39 per gallon on North Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls. Drive across the state and gas is $3.49 per gallon in Rapid City.