Well, I seem to have been mistaken.
All weekend, I was amazed at how gas prices had fallen despite the holiday weekend. It is a common perception, which I share, that gas prices rise for holidays. But gas prices fell over the Thanksgiving weekend. The lowest price I saw was $3.08.9 for regular unleaded.
In comments emailed this morning, gas price analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com said that, indeed, gas prices dropped, but they are high for this time of year.
"The national average in the U.S. is at its lowest since February 25," DeHaan writes, "but remains at record highs for this time of year.
"I see the trend short lived, and believe we may see continued volatility in the days ahead, but even with said volatility I do expect many Americans will see average prices between $3.25-$3.50 for the rest of 2011."
At least he's not calling for $4 a gallon.