Cheaper Gas Prices on Memorial Day Weekend

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

With gas prices all across the country hitting near $4 a gallon residents are making sure before they hit the road, they catch a good deal.

"I drive kind of a beast at four dollars a gallon, its 150 bucks to fill up," said Tallahassee resident David Jordan.

That's one reason people are lining up at this Chevron Station on North Monroe Street and Talpeco Road.

It's just one of several gas stations in our area offering gas at $3.49 a gallon.

"This really does help with making sure I enjoy the weekend and enjoy time with my family," said regular customer Gwendolyn Lynn.

Last week gas prices were as low as $3.46 here and for some residents it has them filling up more than just their cars.

But seeing prices fall here but rise everywhere else isn't making too many happy either.

"They're not suppose to sell gas below their cost so if they're selling it for three dollars and 49 cents and all the other stations are three dollars and 85 cents and stuff," said a frustrated customer Jeff Davis. "It means they're gouging us, they're making huge profits."

But one thing these residents say they won't be worried about is gas prices putting the breaks on their holiday weekend.

Gas prices are as high as four dollars a gallon in Tallahassee.

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  • by Cause I Said so on May 31, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    Ha,, they jack the price up to 5 dollars then lower it down to 3 fifty and the sheep think it's a deal!! of course with the local media all over the USA pushing this idea and helping comfort the masses with the lies they are told to tell the sheeple just lemming right along. We pay over a dollar in tax for gasper gallon! If the Gov wanted to help us out they could wave that tax until the economy got better. SHame is my gas tax dollar goes to build roads in S Fl , roads I cant travel on because I cant afford the gas. Oh and Dont forget the Federal tax!! Tax fines and fees thats all we get!! SHut up and get a job Florida. Shut up and Get back to your work, we know whats best for you! Vote to tell us what kind of toilet paper and light bulbs we can use and what kind of dog we can have because they care about us! Ca Rear Politricktians make me sick! Scared to be honest!
  • by Reagan Republican on May 30, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    American needs to be concerned about exploration of oil AND expanding oil refineries for the future generation. Oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, etc. The world's largest refinery is in India. Oil companies in the US perceive obtaining a permit to build a modern refinery to be so difficult and costly because of EPA regulations that NO new refineries have been built in the US since 1976!! This is a huge problem because oil companies have to refine the oil before it can be sold as gasoline. We need alternative forms of energy and also need to become a lot less dependant on oil from foreign countries. At least now permits for drilling in the gulf are being granted after a year of delay. BTW It is more difficult to drill in deep waters but EPA will not allow oil companies to drill closer to shore.
  • by jerry barnes Location: oner at julie's crib on May 30, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    gas was so cheap i put down a tank at my home. topped it off with 10.000 gallons.
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on May 30, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    I have to agree with Jeff Davis in this article. Price gouging!!! How can some stations sale gas for 3.49, 3.53 and others 3.89 and up???
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2011 at 02:16 PM in reply to Cheryl
      It is not gouging. How can some places sell milk for one price, and others sell it for much higher. Of course the real answer is the high priced gas comes from a place that has high property taxes, and so they have to charge more to make a profit. The value of something is usually what someone will pay. As long as people pay high prices, there is no real reason to lower the price.
  • by UKNOW Location: HERE on May 30, 2011 at 07:25 AM
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2011 at 04:43 AM in reply to UKNOW
  • by Fill up everyday on May 30, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    Cheaper Gas Prices?...What kind of alternate universe are you living in? One year ago gas was $3.00, 4 months ago it was $3.50. Two weeks ago it was $4.00. Yesterday I paid $3.90. Paying .90 cents more per gallon than I paid one year ago does not equal "cheaper gas prices".
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      by Cheryl on May 30, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to Fill up everyday
      It is cheaper than what it has been at certain locations.
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        by july barnes on May 30, 2011 at 03:04 PM in reply to Cheryl
        thanks for clearing that up cheryl
  • by megalon Location: Japan on May 30, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    As long as BO is prez, gas will continue to be high because BO is, like so many of his constituents, an environmentalist who believes that higher gas prices help save us from global warming. BO does not care about fly-over America's woes at the pump.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2011 at 04:35 AM
    thanks that is is down some ,,,but it could be lots more if it was done right ..same old B/S ..
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on May 30, 2011 at 03:57 AM
    Cheap? 99 cents per gallon is cheap and less than the 65 cents per or less they pay in IRAQ after we spent a ton in cash and life's. Bring the troops home and drill baby drill enough of the games.
  • by JOHN Location: Live Oak on May 30, 2011 at 03:00 AM
    Re: your news articles' byline, "Cheap Gas Prices..": Are you being politically correct --or funny ---or what? Gas is NOT "cheap" ---not anymore! ie: in 1999 gas was $1.39/gal..... (same 'ole gas too).
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