Gas Dropping Below $3

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

September 9, 2005

When was the last time you spent $2.99 per gallon at the pump? It has been weeks, maybe even a month, but one station in town has prices finally lower than $3.00.

"Anytime it comes down I'm excited," said Jim Stork.

"At the highest I paid $3.30 and now this is $2.99 and it's the cheapest I've seen in town," said Byron Brown.

Drivers rushed to the Shell station on Preston Avenue to fill up their gas guzzlers. For the first time in weeks they're paying less than $3 a gallon. It's making some drivers thrilled.

"It's about time," said Donald Patterson. "Coming down is better than going up, so I'll take it," said Brown.

Now they can spend that extra cash on more important things. "Now I can go on my vacation I was going to go on," said Patterson.

The oil company’s generosity is rubbing off. It's making kind hearted people want to share the wealth.

"I'm going to call my wife shortly and have her stop by too," said Brown.

Shell officials couldn't say how long this price will last.

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