Gas in Michigan is only 78 cents a gallon! Whoa!!!

United States
January 18, 2016 4:41pm CST
Throughout 10 years of driving, I don't ever recall seeing gas less than $2, let alone less than $1! In Michigan, it's 78 cents a gallon! There is actually a record low of 47 cents at a station in Houghton. With gas being this low, many were getting gas to the point police had to help direct traffic! How much are gas prices averagely around you? I live in Southern California, regular gas price is around $3 bucks a gallon! The max a few summers ago, was at $5! I hope to see gas prices decrease soon! (Image Credits) foxnews.com/us/2016/01/18/gas-prices-fall-below-1-in-michigan
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@kevin1877uk (36942)
19 Jan 16
WOW 78 cents a gallon, I'm coming over. Its about $6.85 here in the UK depending on where you are.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Wow! And UK pumps by liters or gallons? It's $3 here in California.
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@kevin1877uk (36942)
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Litres but I converted it to gallons. It's currently around £1.03p per litre but it all depends on where you go.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk Oh wow! That's pricey there
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@UncleJoe (9461)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Jan 16
At those prices I feel ike I am in my second childhood. That's how much gas cost when I was a kid.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
During my childhood I cannot remember seeing the price being less than $1
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@nanette64 (17098)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jan 16
I remember the pre-1970's gas prices of .19 @UncleJoe . Of course that all changed in 1973 with OPEC. It shot up to .34 in a heartbeat. And then kept climbing.
@JolietJake (49846)
• United States
18 Jan 16
That is from a few days ago during a price war, prices are back up quite a bit higher now...
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@JolietJake (49846)
• United States
18 Jan 16
It's running around $1.89 where I live
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@JolietJake I guess the news is a little bit late on my end. But wow! I wouldn't mind having a larger car if gas was more affordable where I live! I just got gas yesterday and it was $3.15.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24898)
• United States
19 Jan 16
We paid $1.60 the other day.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Still an awesome price!!
• Aurora, Colorado
19 Jan 16
There's really not much up there in North-Central Michigan, trust me. It's not worth the trip. :P
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• United States
19 Jan 16
What about the lake? Would that be a fun travel spot?
• Aurora, Colorado
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Michigan is surrounded by massive lakes, why go to North central Michigan to see a smaller lake? But you're right, there are good reasons to visit. I used to live in Western Michigan. If you're an outdoors-person, there is quite a lot to do there - even in the winter. I think the area surrounding these low gas prices might appeal to hunters.
• Dayton, Ohio
19 Jan 16
I would imagine this has something to do with Flint Michigan, where those poor people have no water to drink. I am glad to see a state wide response. I took my water donation to the fire department this morning. I guess the whole cities water system is contaminated with LEAD! Those poor people, the vets, the children, the elderly and the men and woman of America with no water!! Everyone on my road went to the store this weekend and we all bought water to take to the fire department. The whole area, my city and four or five others will be sending the donations at the end of each week until the crisis is over. We can just drop them off at any fire station for the red cross, or fema or whoever will come get it. I was so proud to see so many people getting water. Anyway, with no water, those people need the cheepest gas they can get!!!
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• United States
19 Jan 16
I read that on the news just recently! The water is contaminated with LEAD and everyone is force to buy water bottles and it is crazy. That is very nice of you to donate water. And yes, there is a story behind the gas then! The news failed to point that out.
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• Dayton, Ohio
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby I rather wish that the news around the whole country would cover the fact that we have so many people without clean water. I mean, this is America. More people would help if they only knew what happened.
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@AnneEJ (5025)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Jan 16
Our gas was down to 99 cents a Liter yesterday, but is going up to $l.08 tonight. Don't ask me how that compares with your 79C
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Isn't a liter less than a gallon?
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• United States
19 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I think so! The conversion says 1 liter is 0.264172 of a gallon.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 16
It's good that the gas is much cheaper now. I think the price of the gas really affects us a lot. I just checked, the gas price here is about $0.42 USD. I think it sounds cheaper as compared to yours, but it's quite expensive for us as we are oil-producing country.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
I would think oil producing country would have gas more affordable? Also, I think your gas doesn't go by gallons either so it's different a little in conversion.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Yeah, I forgot to mention the unit - it's $0.42 per liter here. Yes, I think we should enjoy the gas at a cheaper rate, but it's becoming more and more expensive.
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@snowy22315 (43875)
• United States
21 Feb 16
Wow, it is still over a dollar here, but incredibly cheap for us. I just can hardly believe it. I live in a rural area and have to do a lot of driving so it is fantastic for me!
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• United States
21 Feb 16
It's $2.45 right now. But I am glad gas works out for you!
@kellyr634 (424)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I paid $1.65 yesterday. I would gladly pay more for the oilfield to pick up.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That's a good price!
• United States
19 Jan 16
That's CRAZY!!! Ours is at 1.77 right now and everybody's super excited! lol
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That's still a great price. Here in California it's $3 average.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Last time I got gas I paid $1.73 but I haven't seen gas less than $1 in over 15 years. 78 cents is amazing!!!
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• United States
19 Jan 16
It would be nice to see that price! Here is $3 (CA) I hope to see under $2 that'd be amazing!
@nanette64 (17098)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jan 16
Wow .78? Here in Texas the average is 1.65; which is fantastic @infatuatedbby . Boy now would be the time to buy a 300 gallon tank for the back yard and get it filled up.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That is great price! Here is averaging $3.
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@meltean59 (164)
• Temple, Texas
19 Jan 16
In 1977, gas was 29 cents a gallon in December. By January, thanks to OPEC, gas had gone to 78 cents a gallon. I was working in a convenience store at the time.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That is amazing! I don't ever recall seeing gas less than $1. It won't where I live but it's cool in other states people get better gas prices!
@TRBRocks420 (73642)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 16
I have never heard of such a thing, certainly not in the 2000's. Why is gas so cheap? Ours is still very close to 2 dollars.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
No idea! Gas barrel is cheaper too, like $30 and I heard it's going down.. I just drove by on the way home and saw gas is just under $3 for the cheapest gas. I want $2 gas here in California please!
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@andriaperry (46193)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I hope that price comes south to Alabama! its $1.60 right now and that is the low this week.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
I hope your price comes to California! We're still at $3!
• United States
19 Jan 16
I have a lot of friends in MI and no one has mentioned gas that low.Here they are $1.51 but we use points from the grocery store and the last fill up was 1.16.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
No idea, maybe the news is a little bit late and it was a one day thing since so many people saw and filled their gas tanks up! I need to start using points from the grocery store to get discounts! I always forget.
• United States
18 Jan 16
I saw $1.95 today displayed on many signs. I am delighted with the lower prices.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
That is great! Hopefully California prices will go to that!
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@amadeo (61458)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I heard this.It is all over the news.A gas war there.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Must be nice to fill up tank at that price though!
@Elizaby (3593)
• Pensacola, Florida
18 Jan 16
I bet the lines are long at that store
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• United States
19 Jan 16
I know! The news said the line was so long, they had to have police assisting through traffic.
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