Gas prices continue to fall

November 17, 2008 3:43:56 PM PST
It was just a month or two ago that the gas station was the last place people wanted to be. But, these days, filling up at the pump isn't nearly as painful as it used to be.

In fact, at the Citgo station on Route 13 in Wilmington, Delaware, prices were dropping before drivers' eyes.

A gallon of regular was going for $1.84, and according to AAA, this was the 61st consecutvie day that prices have dropped in the region.

"In Philadelphia we're at $2.24. Delaware is one of 17 states with an average of below $2, so there's good news in that department," said Ela Voluck of AAA.

For people with gas guzzlers, Monday's prices were like an early Christmas gift.

"It seemed like I was working just to drive, basically, and not being able to buy the things I needed so I'm glad prices are going down," said Mia Spears of Elkton, Maryland.

Ruben Monroe filled up for $26. He just wishes prices had dropped a little sooner.

"I had a Suburban, I had to sell it when gas was $4 a gallon, so its a lot better now," Monroe said.

A trucker Action News spoke to hopes things will get better for his fellow drivers.

"We can't idle and keep warm or anything else because of the high cost of fuel," said Robert McConatey of Elkton, Maryland. "You've got to turn the truck off, and it hurts the trucking industry tremendously."

AAA hopes that drivers continue to conserve at the pumps, because the minute demand jumps, so will prices.

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