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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