Gas Falls Below $3

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

The price of oil is dropping as well as the price at the pump. For the first time in months it is below three dollars a gallon at one Southern Kentucky gas station.

It has been a bit of a traffic jam at the Commissary gas station in Harlan.

“Everybody in Harlan's been here. Literally,” says Linda Reddington, a clerk at the station.

That is because a gallon of regular unleaded is going for 2.99 a gallon.

“This tanker came in under three dollars. So I told the manager, let's have some fun. Let's run it at 2.99,” said Harold Parsons, owner of the station.

He says since he got a break, he decided to give his customers one too.

“I've not seen that in a long time. It was a welcomed sight,” said Kathy Kirkwood, a customer.

She says she is taking full advantage of the situation.

“I've filled this one up, I filled my car up, I'm going to fill up another one as soon as I get back home,” she said.

“My customers are loving it. My competitors are not very happy,” said Parsons.

If you drive around Harlan and other areas, you will see a variety of prices. Other managers did not want to go on camera, but told us they just can not afford to lower their prices.

“It's 3.59 up in Cumberland where I get gas, so it's sixty cents cheaper for me to get it here,” said Jill Scott, a customer.

“If we get the gas price back down, people can get around more and it'll help everything,” said Gary Carmical, another customer.

“As long as we're able to buy it low, we'll keep it low. As long as I can buy it under three dollars, we'll keep it under three dollars,” says Parsons.

His customers are hoping the same thing.

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  • by Carol on Oct 10, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Thank you to this business owner who is willing to share her good fortune with her customers! I'm sure she'll still make a decent profit, as she deserves, and will get many more customers because of her generosity. She's a good example for other businesses to follow all across the state!
  • by Bill Location: Pikeville on Oct 10, 2008 at 04:28 AM
    Not for long,just untill we forget our need for other fuels.That won't take long.
  • by TINA Location: Somerset on Oct 10, 2008 at 04:02 AM
    With the price of oil being cut in half price wise that means that gas should now be $1.79, but no the republican controlled big oil won't let that happen.
  • by bob Location: pikeville on Oct 9, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    I bet it will be a while before double quik goes below 3.00 a gallon


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