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Gas under $3.00 per gallon?

WFLI -- CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) - A story that never sleeps, the prices of gas.

For some area drivers Thursday, they weren't waking up to a nightmare, but a pleasant surprise.

According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices across the viewing area varied greatly Thursday. In Newton and Jasper counties, gas prices were as high as $4.00 per gallon. Just to the south in Lafayette, prices were anywhere from $3.50 to $3.55. Areas of Crawfordsville Thursday saw gas less than $3.00 per gallon.The last time the U.S. average cost per gallon of gas was $3.00 was in January of 2011!

So, it's no surprise when people saw the $3.00 mark in Crawfordsville Thursday, they were thrilled. But, it didn't last long.

Nearly every gas station along US 231 by the afternoon hours raised prices back to $3.49, except for


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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 2:38:12 AM

Not here -- we're only a bit under $4 and that's only the last week. Maybe it's Sandy?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:13:25 AM

would be nice. Would even be nicer if diesel would come down.
Remember, diesel high = economy does not recover.
remay
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 5:25:54 PM

2.82 at some locs around here.

But what really amazes me is the spread between regular and diesel - I saw one station price for reg at 3.07, and diesel at 3.99 !!!
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 8:50:00 AM

Dream on! It's going to take a loooong time before that happens here in Eastern Idaho!
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 8:45:45 AM

Some areas in Central Texas are already well under $3.

Maybe Texas will go Obama's way?

Nah, we are smarter than that.
bston
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 12:02:51 AM

Wonder how long it'll last?
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 8:56:15 PM

So what was the reason for the sudden drop in fuel prices only to rise abruptly again? No answer was given.
bicycle1966
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 8:05:41 AM

Not in the case of diesel, sorry to say.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 6:56:31 AM

waiting for under $2
ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 5:17:07 AM

Wish it was under $3 here in Hawaii. We'd be lucky if it goes under $4...
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 3:12:10 AM

Not for long.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 12:58:49 AM

Oil companies are supporting the President?
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 12:02:17 AM

I'll be thrilled too!
Bezalel
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:49:44 PM

Lower prices eer do - like the weekly sale prices
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:23:01 PM

I knew the price would go down near election time But what will happen after is the question I believe it will be on the rise again! The oil companys needed all that extra cash for campaign money to get pres re-elected
58salty
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:19:51 PM

I KNOW WE ALL WISH IT IT COME DOWN & STAY UNDER $3
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:13:55 PM

Cheapest i've seen is $3.499
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:10:21 PM

I saw $2.95 in Hamilton, Ohio tonight...
MotoDad
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:07:18 PM

Just got there, when it shot up again. Now the hurricane is coming and gas prices will go back up.
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:05:47 PM

Uhhhhh...yeah.....sure......why not!?!?
rahcat
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:04:31 PM

I'll believe it when I see the price on the pump.
BMWer
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:04:22 PM

I keep saying it..The economy will not recover until gas prices are below $3 per gallon.
cdanielwyke
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:00:46 PM

Does anyone else think that gas prices are falling suspiciously fast? Who has their finger on the button? I've seen prices dropping up to 20 cents at a time, they never drop more than 2 cents under normal conditions.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:58:41 PM

Should be more like $2.50
andy1024
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:58:22 PM

The day should come soon.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:58:01 PM

So what? I filled up for $2.979 a gallon and it was available all week long.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:56:54 PM

Pump prices need to drop way below $3.00 per gallon,,,,
listerone
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:56:39 PM

Straight from Baraq's campaign headquarters.
cssco
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:52:02 PM

The fairy tale raises more question than answers. TV news is that way much of the time.
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:51:52 PM

Compared to 2.70 2 yrs ago, still not breathtaking as it approaches 3.00
LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:51:44 PM

lower, lower, lower
mstearno
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:50:07 PM

to liitle too late for OBAMA
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:49:42 PM

Obama election ploy.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:47:07 PM

lower
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:44:07 PM

Shortly after Romney becomes President.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:43:34 PM

Nice dream
hptd
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:40:31 PM

dream on
crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:39:38 PM

Still too high.
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:39:12 PM

How long can it go.
GLCSHADOW
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:39:10 PM

Can't wait...
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:39:10 PM

$3.00 per gallon is getting better but still too high.
g747
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:38:38 PM

Very good for you guys!!!!!!!!!!.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:36:21 PM

It's NOT the volume of available supplies that moves gas prices. But the COST of bringing the supplies to market!
MichaelValorie
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:35:51 PM

Oklahoma City lowest price -- $2.95
Shakleelady31
All-Star Author Fort Wayne

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:34:30 PM

Hard to get to under $3.00 when gas here just jumped $.20 to $3.49.
waynemustang
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:30:17 PM

Get and refine domestic oil to lower prices.
f4driver
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:29:51 PM

I had to laugh this morning. I went to "town" for errands, and stopped at my favorite Mobil station. I was shocked to see folks lined up waiting to get gas....I have NEVER seen that before...and realized that the price had dropped to $3.79.9 ($3.80), and folks were actually excited!
I could not believe that people were wound up over the fact that they were talking about how LOW the price of gas was.
This is what it has come to.
AuburnTim
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:27:09 PM

Crude is down from $91 last week to $85 this week there have been no refinery fires or glitches and the hurricane isn't coming close to any refineries or platforms so there is no reason whatsoever for prices to rise. But I keep forgetting that a few cents increase in crude prices cause at least a 30 to 40 cent spike at the pump. As you notices though when crude dropped $6 in a week pump prices have only dropped a few cents.So no politician can take credit for a dam thing. They all say they can't do anythinga bout rising prices so therefore they can not take any credit for any decreases either. It boils down to big businesses are able to do as they please and corruption is rampid in all big business big oil for starters. Enjoy the so called low prices while they last Xmas is coming and big business needs to buy those big expensive presents for their families and friends so prices will spike again soon.
altima2008
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:26:49 PM

maybe if we get a real president in office that will be possible
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:22:33 PM

We can only hope it will happen and very soon...
carranco
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:20:51 PM

Yes, it should be.
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