"2012 is the most expensive year ever for gas prices. The Oregon average for regular unleaded in 2012 is $3.81, 14 cents higher than the previous high of $3.67 in 2011. The national average price of regular unleaded in 2012 is $3.60, nine cents more expensive than the previous high of $3.51 in 2011."
AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds says, "AAA expects gas prices in 2013 to average less than they did in 2012 as a result of increased domestic oil production and lower demand, barring unanticipated events. The national average price of gas may peak around $3.60 to $3.80 per gallon, while the Oregon average may peak in the $3.80 to $4.00 range."
Currently, the national average is $3.30 a gallon, up a penny from a week ago. The Oregon average is $3.38, also up a penny.
In 2012, the national average peaked at $3.94 a gallon on April 6. Oregon's average peaked on June 1 at $4.27 a gallon, just shy of the record high of $4.29 set on July 3, 2008.