For a long time many South Jersey consumers have considered going to the pump a painful experience. The price of gas in some parts of New Jersey has dropped below $3.00.
Some thought they would never see cheap gas again but when they went to fill up on Tuesday the reaction was surprisingly pleasant.
"When I saw it was under $3.00 I was very excited. Came to get it right away,” said driver Johna Infante.
$2.99 is the cheapest gas has been in the Garden State in nearly two years. According to Gasbuddy.com this time last year gas prices in the Garden State were averaging $3.60 and even just last month the price of gas was twelve cents higher.
A Gasbuddy.com representative says the drop of oil prices is what's leading the way to lower gas prices.
Absecon Sunoco gas station owner Sunny Bindra agrees. "We are trying to give whatever margins we are getting from the oil company with our price coming down to our customers so we can build some volume base here."
But customers say they don't care why the gas is so cheap; they just hope it stays that way. Some say they already have big plans for the extra bucks.
"Christmas shop! It’s extra money in the wallet and I can pay more bills,” said driver Chris Denza.
For a list of where to find the lowest gas prices in our area go to the home page and click on "area gas prices" under the news tab.
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