Gas Prices Continue to Drop

Tallahassee, FL -- June 13, 2012 --

Tallahassee resident Marcus Houston says because gas prices had been so high, the 20 dollars he just put in is pretty standard for him.

Houston says, "It's been a while since my tank has seen the full mark. The needle usually goes anywhere from half to full. It rarely gets to the full."

His needle may get to go past the halfway mark now that the price at the pump is going down.

AAA says gas prices have been falling five cents a week.

"I guess I can say I get more bang for the buck."

AAA says the national average price of regular unleaded gas is $3.53...

Florida's average of $3.37 and Georgia's average of $3.30 both decreased six cents from last week.

I've spotted several gas stations in Tallahassee with gas for $3.19 ... and at least one for $3.17.

Cassandra Gaskins, Tallahassee resident, says, "It really can be tough; especially when people have to save money to go grocery shopping or if they have kids. So, it's a good thing for the gas prices to go down."

AAA projects that because the price of oil has plummeted in recent weeks, American drivers will save about $10 billion in gas money this summer.

Gaskins adds, "I planned to go to Orlando this summer. I'm crossing my fingers that it's going to be down to $2 by that time. But, I can only hope so much."

AAA says the price of oil is expected to remain significantly below earlier forecasts that predicted gas at $5 by Memorial Day.

You can find where the cheapest gas in our area is by going to wctv.tv, clicking on the Business tab, and going down to "Gas Prices."


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  • by God Bless America on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    Still not low enough...PEOPLE TO OBAMA!!! QUIT!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Gas prices are higher in the summer aren't they? Because of the higher demand: more people driving, going on vacation, etc. Shouldn't you be comparing prices against last June and the one before that and the one before that? Gas was at or near $4 per gallon in June of 2008, wasn't it?
  • by Hey Tea Party Poopers on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    Hey conservatives, what happened to the 5-6 dollar a gallon gas Rush, Sean and Beck promised us? Bunch of fear mongering rats you are...
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      by God Bless America on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to Hey Tea Party Poopers
      Hey dummy...they are not politicians... wake up. you need to get obama out of office.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    The imcompetent one in the White House made sure gas prices were so high and now he is working to lower them so the very ignorant amongs us will think he is bringing it down, but it is still much more than it was when Buch left office, by a lot. Dont fall for this trap.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to
      Yeah, remember when gasoline hit $4.50/gal? Oh, wait, that was a different idiot in the White House, but you idiots said that the President didn't have any control over gas prices back then.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jun 14, 2012 at 02:36 AM
    Gezzzzzzz this kind of news will only make big oil and OPEC happy so they can raise it at will bummer let us know when it gets below $1.00 per at the cheap pumps now thats news. Let Big Oil drink its own crude and let OPEC chase it down with their own sand while we search out and buy just what we need and have to have at the cheapest pumps. GRrrrrrrrr.
  • by mvilleaurice Location: thomasville on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM
    Obama has nothing to do with the falling gas prices, but I'm curious where are all the negative comments.
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      by God Bless America on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to mvilleaurice
      What rock do you live under? It's getting close to election time. He would sell his own mother for a vote.
  • by Whaaaatt?! on Jun 13, 2012 at 08:57 PM
    Republicans and the Tea Party Klans blamed Obama for the high gas prices. Wonder if they will credir him for the drop in prices? My guess is they'll say it was because Romney wiggled his nose and snapped his "marvelous" fingers. Cause we all know Romney is the reason the Sun and moon rises. ALL HAIL RMONEY!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 04:03 AM in reply to Whaaaatt?!
      Gas is still $1.50 higher than the day he took office. The unemployment is still at record high. Welfare programs are record high. National debt is record high.Utility prices are about to triple.The Muslim Brotherhood has a key to the Oval office. Israel and U.K. have been abandoned. Money to Brazil to drill oil to sell to China. Keystone pipeline with Canada denied.Special tax breaks for foreign businesses doing business in America.Gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels. Yeah buddy. He is doing great.I challenge you to name 3 positive things he has done for America.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to
        You can't be serious! National debt is at a record high? That's astonishing!!! Name the last Prez about whom that statement wasn't true. Which was the last year the total nation debt was less on December 31 than on January 1? Next you'll probably tell me the Pope is Catholic.
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      by Whoooooo?! on Jun 14, 2012 at 04:20 AM in reply to Whaaaatt?!
      If you consider three dollars plus a gallon a good deal, then you need to check yourself into a padded room!
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        by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:56 AM in reply to Whoooooo?!
        Compared to what it costs in Europe that IS a bargain.
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      by Tally on Jun 14, 2012 at 04:28 AM in reply to Whaaaatt?!
      The oil producing countries have made a fortune thanks to Owebomber's energy polices. They want to keep him in office. Money is the answer....what was the question?
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      by Michelle on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:20 AM in reply to Whaaaatt?!
      Yes, the economy is so bad that the demand has gone down....Yes he get credit for messing up the economy. How much worse are you now than when President Bush was in office? How are your house prices looking? How many friends you have unemployed or under-employed? We need a leader (Romney) to get us out of this mess instead of an incompetent organizing fool. His administration which is full of criminals (Holder amongst many) will soon fall and it is a complete failure!
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        by A on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:41 AM in reply to Michelle
        You mean like rover-chainey-scooter,etc.
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      by GV on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to Whaaaatt?!
      Well just how much praise did you give Bush when gas prices dropped below $2.00 before he left office after blaming him for raising the gas prices to line the pockets of his oil buddies?And in case you didn't know,gas is still over $3.00 a gallon.We are still blaming Obama for high gas prices because gas prices are still high.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:27 AM in reply to GV
        And I would be willing to bet that you were one of the people saying that the President didn't have any control over gas prices back when Shrub was president.
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          by GV on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:48 AM in reply to
          Wrong.Bush actually did do something to lower the prices.All he had to do was threaten to use oil from the reserves and it dropped like a rock.What did obama do to cause this very small drop?
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          by GV on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:49 AM in reply to
          Wrong.Bush actually did do something to lower the prices.All he had to do was threaten to use oil from the reserves and it dropped like a rock.What did obama do to cause this very small drop?
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          by GV on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:51 AM in reply to
          I'll tell you what obama has done to lower prices.He has caused the economy to be so bad that no one is buying as much gas,so by supply and demand,it is going down very slowly.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM in reply to
          @GV Obama caused the recession that began in 2007. Thank you for your thoughtful post.
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        by Bubba on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM in reply to GV
        Your wrong on every count of every post in this thread. W had his big oil corporate cronies to hold prices in check for him, moron.
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          by GV on Jun 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to Bubba
          So then you are saying that the president can control gas prices?Thanks for finally admitting that obama is at fault for gas prices skyrocketing and he is also the reason why it is still very high.See how stupid you lefties are?Obama raises gas from $1.81 a gallon to $4.00 a gallon,then lowers it to $3.25 a gallon and ya'll idiots thank he's God.And that's what he wants you puppets to beleive,and he's doing a very good job of it.
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