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Gas over 3-dollars per gallon for 1,000 consecutive days

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday was a day that probably didn't make drivers very happy, even though gas prices have been falling in southeastern Minnesota recently.

Instead, Triple-A said yesterday that Tuesday marked one-thousand consecutive days where the average price of gas has been priced at more than three-dollars a gallon.

The motor club says this streak started on December 23rd, 2010. And, Triple-A estimates that unless there's another recession, high gas prices may be here to stay.

The three dollar threshold was first breached after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, destroying oil rigs and causing widespread damage in the process.

And while the average price has remained over the three-dollar mark ever since, all of us in the state of Minnesota got a very nice break back in December of last year when the prices dropped below the three dollar mark-- even if it was just for a few days.

But experts say it's not likely the price will dip below the three-dollar level in the near future-- if at all.

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