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Gas prices decreasing in time for the holiday season

POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:14pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

BRYAN -- We all know that this time of year can be costly between decorating, buying gifts and traveling for the holidays.

So thankfully Central Texans are starting to feel some relief at the pumps with gas prices sitting right at or below the $3 mark.

Lower gas prices, a reason to be cheerful, just in time for the holidays.

"It is great. It is really important right now with the price of gas usually being so high, this is awesome," said driver Maria Johnson.

"Every couple of dollars means something, especially around Christmas time you know, because we fill up once a week so we spent $44 today and normally we spend $50." And for Lloyd Oehlert, all that adds up to some pretty good savings.

Sarah Schimmer with AAA says Central Texans are seeing gas prices in the lower three dollar range, which isn't unusual for this time of the year.

"We see this decline that we've seen in the fall and now into the winter because basically after Labor Day demand drops off because people aren't traveling five days a week. They're back in their normal back and forth routine between school and work," said Schimmer.  

And even though drivers would like to see prices drop even more, Maria Johnson isn't complaining.

"This is something. This is a real blessing for people that are really struggling. Right at Christmas time, this is just great."

And while Schimmer says the future cannot be predicted, drivers can expect these prices to stick around until the end of the year.

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