Obama’s Gas Price Warning: They Won’t Last Forever

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By Jeremy Diamond

Enjoy it while you can, but remember it won’t last forever.

That was President Barack Obama’s message to American consumers on Tuesday as he discussed near six year-low gas prices in aninterview with The Detroit News ahead of a visit to Michigan on Wednesday to tout the recovery of the auto industry and the growth of American manufacturing.

“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,” Obama said.

The nationwide average is sitting just below $2.20 a gallon and many gas stations around the country are advertising gas prices below $2 a gallon.

But instead of returning to “old habits,” Obama advised Americans to save their money, “or better yet” use the savings to buy a new car, for example.

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