I had a good surprise late yesterday, gas prices fell.

@GardenGerty (98197)
United States
July 19, 2008 10:46pm CST
They dropped ten cents a gallon, so we can now fuel for $3.79 per gallon. How about you, any recent cut in prices? Are you above or below $4.00
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Nothing happening here yet, we are still around 3.92 per gallon. I heard the price per barrel dropped but apparently no one has told the gas stations yet.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I am in central Kansas. We used to be slow to drop, which I found ironic, as we have a refinery here. I was surprised we dropped so quickly.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I am in Tennessee. They are slow to do anything here that doesn't involve raising prices or charging fees for tax revenue. lol
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Gas here in SE Missouri has dropped down to $3.67 a gallon. That is the lowest I have seen in awhile. It was $3.94 last week.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I know where I need to go for a little trip then. I am coming your way.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Wow!! Lucky you! No, our gas prices haven't fallen at all. We're still above $4.00 a gallon. I wish they'd get busy and work on getting the prices lower. This has been such a hardship for so many people! My son-in-law puts $50 in every 2 days, just to go to work. I hope ours falls too (am keepin my fingers crossed here lol)
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I am sorry he has to commute so far. I would hate that. The only driving job I have pays me time and mileage.
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@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Where do you live? I'm in Maryland and the gas is still pretty high here. I pay about $4.15 a gallon for mid-grade. I have seen gas around here for premium for over $4.40! The cheapest around here is probably right around $4.00 -- give or take a few pennies. I really wish gas prices would drop a bit!
@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Central Kansas. We have stayed just below $4.00.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Gas prices (barrel of oil) has gone from over $145 to a close of $128.50... the largest drop in one week since 2003. And what do we see at the pump... a 1-2¢ change in gas prices. Yes I have seen some gas stations that were overpriced go lower but overall the gas prices themselves as a whole have actually risen. In the metro Orlando area the average price of gas... Today -- 3.971 Yesterday -- 3.992 One Week Ago -- 3.998 One Month Ago -- 3.943 One Year Ago -- 2.895 * Source: orlandogasprices.com I also just took the time to look at the futures market and it's around $135/barrel which means gas should be well down not just a couple cents! Thanks Zelo
@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Thanks, zelo, and I do not think you would find anyone who would disagree.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
21 Jul 08
[i]Just checked the local gas station as I was coming home and they are still sitting firm at $4.05... looking at oil right now (trading overseas) and it is still below $130/barrel at $129.57 right now up 69¢. Not much to sneeze at. Trading won't really go crazy until it hits the us market. I was really suprised oil didn't go up on Friday and it looks like it may just stay steady on Monday though there has been a little tension with Iran lately. I am also wondering what the trip of Obama's is going to play in the price of oil... about 20% of the fluctuation is speculators so they are trading up/down on anything they hear. So far all seems quiet there and that is good. The dollar seems to be starting the day very slightly stronger against the YEN which is always a good sign. As for orlandogasprices.com today gas ROSE .001 to 3.993 from 3.992 yesterday. The gas prices go up so fast and take so long to come back down... uugghhh....[/i] Thanks Zelo
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Thanks for the BR. As I keep looking... the price of oil is starting to fluctuate and I am going to have to unfortunately stand firm on the $135 estimate that I put on the barrel of oil. The prices at the pump are SLOWLY declining as I see that there are some stations dropping prices as much as 30¢/gallon... very nice... hopefully this trend will continue. Thanks Zelo
@twallace (2675)
• United States
27 Jul 08
This is on the 26th of this month. Yesterday on the news one of the main topics was the gas prices have dropped ten cent. It has gone down to $3.66 a gallon and plenty of the customers were happy about that. They ones that they interview for the news broadcast. I don't think that it was at $4.00 in my area but it was just a few cents off. So right now that is a good thing. I hope they go down some more. The were saying that it would be down to $3.50 a gallon by Labor Day. Have A good one.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I hope it goes down a lot sooner than Labor Day.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Jul 08
Things went the other way around here. The govenment already issued or approved the request of the public utility drivers and operators to increase the fares by 2 pesos. That was last week. But during the weekend, gasoline stations add another burden to the people, especially the motorists, the drivers of these jeepneys and buses. Another oil price increase made by these fuel distributors, and guess what, the increase averages to 3 pesos per liter. And that was above the fare increase ther government approves. Drivers are still on the losing side, and so as the people in general. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Those kinds of things make it a little hard to keep smiling, I am sure.
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@RDugas (247)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Nothing happening here yet in South Louisiana, but I read somewhere (cant remember where) that they are supposed to be implementing a new tax on gas that is supposed to help pay for road care. With gas prices this high and rising, they wont need that tax cause no one will be able to afford to drive!
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
You are so right on there.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
20 Jul 08
Thats so cool I hope they've gone down here when i go to work on monday! I usually dont know the prices on the weekend as i fill up friday mornings and dont have to again til monday or tuesday.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I hope so for you, too.
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@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Yes our gas prices went down yesterday. We are at $3.85. Thats still too much! Will it ever end?
@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I keep wishing it would end.
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@momalisa65 (1973)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Still 3.99 around here, as far as I know. It has been for quite awhile.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
By the way, I shop at a grocery store that gives Gas Points and so far I am up to 20 cents off per gallon. I can keep collecting points until Aug. 8th. So right now I could get gas for 3.79 but I'm going to wait and see how much lower I can get it.
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@ishqvishq (1023)
• India
21 Jul 08
nice to know that but here no cut on gas prise even its increasing day by day its as worst situation inflation is going up and up day by day
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I am so used to paying 4.00 dollars a gallon I haven't even noticed the price on the pumps. I figure it doesn't matter what the price is, I will still have to buy it anyways.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Last time I checked it was $3.99...that was a couple days ago....$3.79 is better but still way to much...
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
20 Jul 08
No fall in prices here though the currency is different. I hope for a cut as it is affecting day to day life very much
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I don't gas up too often and when I do I always hit Sams club. They were $3.88 on Friday. I know that gas prices should be coming down significantly since the barrel plummeted. That's good news for our electric bills too!
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
Yeah, it happened here too. We were on a trip for the weekend and got our gas at $1.36 per liter. Thankfully we didn't fill it up, because that was the price in the morning and in the afternoon, half way to our destination we were able to fill up the tank at 1.21 per litre. I know in the end it's not like we saved a million bucks, but it was nice. The bad news is that today it was back to the first price again LOL
@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Darn, up again?
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
23 Jul 08
Yes, was there ever any doubt that it would be so ? LOL
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Most of the gas stations around here were at $3.99 and $3.97 for a few weeks. It's like the didn't want to go over that $4.00 mark. Then we went on vacation and when we came back it was down to $3.95 at most stations. We were excited about that! I'm hoping that it keeps going down a bit because I really hate paying so much for gas...
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I know, we do as well. In Oklahoma we saw it a little cheaper than here.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Yesterday I noticed that i was down again - $3.91. I hope it keeps going down!!
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I noticed this weekend that our gas prices have dropped about 10 cents a gallon also. We are still below $4.00 a gallon. Right now it is running about $3.77. I sure hope it will keep going down. My husband said that even if it does start dropping more that we don't need to go out and start traveling more, that we still need to conserve. I agree with him on this because they could turn around and start hiking the prices right back up again.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I think your husband is probably right. I will consider to be conservative.
@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
27 Jul 08
As of today, July 26, most of the gas stations in our town are at: $3.599 per gallon. We shop at a grocery store that if you spend $100.00 in the month, you get a coupon good for 10 cents off per gallon of gas. We have already earned two of those coupons. That would bring the effective price down to $3.499 per gallon at current prices. I can deal with that. We live in central Kansas, and do our grocery shopping at Dillon's, which is part of the Kroger Company. I expect that Kroger might do something similar in other parts of the country. Good luck.
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@GardenGerty (98197)
• United States
28 Jul 08
At least for now we are getting better. Thanks for the info. I will look to see about the gas coupons.