HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The crystal ball is cracked and the turbans are flat at Gas Buddy.com.
Analysts with the West Michigan-based website that tracks fuel prices had predicted such rates wouldn't eclipse the four-dollar mark in Michigan, but did throw in the disclaimer that unforeseen circumstances such as the current conflict in Iraq could change things. Motorists may have been apparently streaming to local stations this morning, hoping to fill up before the marquees put the number four up in the dollar column. The weekly survey of Holland area retailers taken shortly after dawn showed a per-gallon average of $3.81, down 18 cents from both last Friday and a year ago at this time.
Websites such as fuel cost calculator.com could come in handy as summer vacation driving season gets underway in earnest, according to Triple A's Marie Montgomery. The auto club's daily polling had marks of $3.65 nationally and $3.88 statewide, down a penny and a nickel, respectively, over a seven-day span.