Montgomery's Gas Prices Fall, First Nationwide Drop of 2012
Gas prices are dropping for the first time this year, according to a nationwide gas survey. After hovering near $4.00 in many places across the country, the Lundberg Survey says gas prices have dropped about six cents in just two weeks. GasBuddy.com shows
“It's killing my pockets, its hurting, but I gotta do what I gotta do, still gotta drive around here,” Jason Brinkley of Montgomery said while filling up his SUV at the Raceway gas station on Eastern Blvd. Sunday afternoon.
AAA says nationwide it costs Americans about $3.86 a gallon to fill up, but here in
“It needs to go down more, it needs to go down as far as it can go,” Darryl Tanner said. Tanner stopped in
Many drivers say even though the price of gas is slowly dropping, they still can’t afford to fill their tanks to full capacity with gas.
“I never fill up, I just put a few dollars in here,” Brinkley said.
Robert Brown, also of
Local economics analysts say prices are going down because internationally, crude oil prices dropped, so the more stability around the world, the less chance gas prices will spike.
David Vieira, of
As we enter peak driving season, analysts say gas prices could stay stable as long as crude oil does the same. But locals say all they want is for gas to be affordable again.
“When you got a truck like this, it’s hard to even have a budget,” Brown said. “I mean $50 doesn’t do nothing for this tank… between [Brinkley] driving, me driving and momma driving the truck, it's crazy.”
If the gas prices continue to decline, some analysts predict gas could cost less than it ever did last year, by the end of this month.
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