Remember when gas prices moving over $2 a gallon looked disastrous? Then $3 seemed like the limit? Now with the national average cost of a gallon of gas at $3.99, let's take a look back at some golden days of gas prices.
SXP2001052801 - 28 MAY 2001 - BUCK MEADOWS, CALIFORNIA, USA: Gas prices at an Exxon station on Highway 120 outside Yosemite National Park in California, approach $3.00 for motorists on who traveled on Memorial Day 2001. cc/ts/Terry Schmitt UPI
A sign showing the high gas prices can be seen in front of the Capitol Building on May 23, 2004 in Washington. Gas prices are reaching all time highs all across the country, with the highest prices in California. This comes on a day when Saudia Arabia has promised to increase the oil out-put headed to the United States...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
CHI2000062201 - 22 JUN 2000 - CHICAGO, IL, USA: Competing gas stations on the south side of Chicago display the high prices which the midwest has been under for the last several weeks Thursday, June 22, 2000. mc/fp/Frank Polich. UPI
The Shell gas station at the corner of Sixth and Harrison streets in San Francisco sells high test gas for over $4.50 a gallon on May 23, 2007. A bill introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) that would outlaw price gouging passed the House. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) chairs a House Independence and Global Warming Committee hearing, as an aid holds a chart illustrating the cost of a barrel of oil over the last 7 years, on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 1, 2008. The hearing focused on the current state of oil and gas prices, oil company profits, and the need for clean, renewable fuels to ease demand for oil and cut global warming pollution. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)