Gas Prices Not Likely to Fall - KULR8.com | Local News, Weather & Sports | Billings, MT

Gas Prices Not Likely to Fall

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Gas prices continue to rise throughout the country, leaving a bigger dent in our pocketbooks.

Weary customers at the pump aren't happy with the prices.

AAA says it's now been more than a thousand consecutive days of average pump prices at $2.99 or more. Gas went past $3 after Hurraine Katrina destroyed oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

"I know a lot of people out in Joliet, I myself used to be out there, and they tell me all the time that they spend about $300 in gas just coming in and out of town just ‘cause they fill up all the time," said Stephanie Danks, Fuel Station Attendant.

Danks went on to say, "I have a lot of businesses that come in and they constantly are saying ‘we're glad that you guys are cheaper, but why is it just so expensive?' And we're like, ‘I don't know you have to ask somebody else that question.'"

For those who depend on their vehicles to perform their jobs, gas prices are really taking a bite out their profits, including real estate agents.

"Yeah, always filling up. I don't know how many times a week I'm at the gas station. I always look for the cheapest gas too. I'm the one who looks at the signs, and I say I just saw it cheaper down the road.

AAA says the national average price of regular gasoline is $3.51. At least here in Billings it's slightly cheaper at $3.41.

A Sam's Club representative says they usually have the lowest prices, and membership cards like theirs can help you save thousands of dollars.

The motor club says the streak started in December 23, 2010. They estimate that unless there's another recession, high gas prices may be here to stay.

We searched gasbuddy.com to find the cheapest gas in Billings. Costco came in at $3.41 cents, but you have to have a membership there. And the most expensive gas was $3.75 cents at the South 29th Street West Conoco.

 

 

  • LocalMore>>

  • Summer camps and activities available for your kids in Billings

    Summer camps and activities available for your kids in Billings

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:44:57 GMT

    It can be challenging for full-time working parents to find activities for their children during the summer. Billings has a variety of programs throughout the summer for kids.

    It can be challenging for full-time working parents to find activities for their children during the summer. Billings has a variety of programs throughout the summer for kids.

  • Greg Gianforte apologizes in victory speech

    Greg Gianforte apologizes in victory speech

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-05-26 05:49:36 GMT

    Greg Gianforte took the stage to address his supporters after claiming victory Thursday night in Montana's special election.

    Greg Gianforte took the stage to address his supporters after claiming victory Thursday night in Montana's special election.

  • Powell psychologist indicted in Medicaid fraud case

    Powell psychologist indicted in Medicaid fraud case

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:48 AM EDT2017-05-26 05:48:19 GMT
    The Powell psychologist indicted in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud case, used to work for the Powell School District. That was confirmed by the Powell superintendent Thursday. A Department of Justice press release says psychologist Gibson Condie is charged with 234 counts of health care fraud, and that he submitted 6.8 million dollars of fraudulent bills to the Wyoming Medicaid. Powell School Superintendent Kevin Mitchell said psychologist Gibson Condie worked for Powell schoo...
    The Powell psychologist indicted in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud case, used to work for the Powell School District. That was confirmed by the Powell superintendent Thursday. A Department of Justice press release says psychologist Gibson Condie is charged with 234 counts of health care fraud, and that he submitted 6.8 million dollars of fraudulent bills to the Wyoming Medicaid. Powell School Superintendent Kevin Mitchell said psychologist Gibson Condie worked for Powell schoo...