FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for the year set on Jan. 1. But American drivers will still spend a record amount on gas in 2012, with each gallon costing 10 cents more on average than a year ago. They can only hope that government forecasts for lower prices next year come true. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for the year set on Jan. 1. But American drivers will still spend a record amount on gas in 2012, with each gallon costing 10 cents more on average than a year ago. They can only hope that government forecasts for lower prices next year come true. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for the year set on Jan. 1. But American drivers will still spend a record amount on gas in 2012, with each gallon costing 10 cents more on average than a year ago. They can only hope that government forecasts for lower prices next year come true. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
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