Gas Station Lowers Prices for 2 hours, Drivers Take Advantage

August 14, 204

Late Wednesday night management posted a comment on Facebook saying gas would only be a $1.99 per gallon, and as you can expect drivers all over the area took advantage.

"Two dollar gas, $1.99 a gallon, can't beat that price," said Fluvanna County resident Craig Eagerton.

That is what dozens of drivers were thinking Thursday morning as they pulled into the Exxon at Lake Monticello.

"I literally drove by, said what are all these people doing here, and turned around. Glad I did," said Fluvanna County resident Katie Rea.

It was a move to get the word out about all of the new upgrades to the gas station.

"This store just recently expanded the lot, all new pumps, a lot more pumps, fastest pumping station in Central Virginia, more horsepower and we're just trying to thank our customers," said Gordon Sutton, Tiger Fuel Company district manager.

Drivers only had a two-hour window between 7-9 AM to cash in on the cheap gas and the cars just kept rolling in up until the deadline.

While dozens of drivers spent the morning racking up the cheap gas, many all over the country are experiencing similar feelings of excitement.

"Gas has been nice. It has gone down, it has cost less this summer for us to go places so that's been good," said Rea.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, gas prices have been steadily decreasing, despite the many conflicts around the world.

"I'll pull in the pump one day, its $3.45, I pull in the next day and it's down to $3.25. It's kind of surprising that it's going down with everything going on in Iraq," said Fluvanna County resident Chad White.

Experts say there is an excess of oil nationwide which has helped gas prices remain relatively low this summer.

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