FOX 66 News at Ten
Topping off the gas tank has become a bit easier on the wallet over the last two weeks, a trend Michiganders are embracing wholeheartedly.
"I love it. It can keep going down," commented driver Dennis Jones.
"It'd be nice if it was $2 dollars. $3 is better," added Tom Strauss, another driver.
$3.33, $3.31, $3.28 - gas prices are falling across Mid-Michigan, and drivers like Tom Strauss are relieved to see them going down. "$3.99 wasn't very fun you know. Now, you can get $10 less most of the time. So, I'm good to go," said Strauss, of Bay City.
Strauss commutes 50 miles to and from work each day. He has to fill up often, and says paying less than $4 a gallon makes the task much less frustrating.
"I don't dread coming here anymore," Strauss said.
"$3.30 you can't beat it right now," said George Brooks, a student at Saginaw Valley State University.
So why are gas prices taking a dive? Analysts say it's partly due to the fall season. With cooler temperatures, fewer outdoor activities and fewer road trips, there's lower demand for fuel. They also say for the first time in a long time there are no glitches at refineries or pipelines driving gas prices up.
"It could go lower, it'd make my day," commented Connie Garcia, of Saginaw.
Experts say if the trends continue, prices at the pump could continue to fall, and drivers are hoping for just that.
"The lower the gas prices get, the better it is for everybody," said Brooks.
"I might be able to take the wife out to eat once in a while now," added Strauss.
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Monday, October 22 2012, 05:15 PM EDT
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