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Gas Prices Not Likely to Fall

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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.

 

 

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