Local gas prices crash $3 barrier

by: Jim Strickland Updated:



Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland learned Monday that prices at some metro gas stations haven't just broken $3, they've crashed through that level.

Strickland also learned prices broke a key barrier on the wholesale level, as sources confirmed prices at the Doraville tank farms reached their lowest level in a year and a half. Prices before taxes and transport broke below $2.50 per gallon, lowest since February last year.

"I put aside a certain amount every month for gas and I try to overestimate, and I've been going under so that's pretty exciting," said driver Rachel Lisonbee at a Stone Mountain Wal-Mart fueling station.

According to atlantagasprices.com, the location on Rockbridge Road was selling regular at the lowest price in the metro: $294.9 per gallon.

"It's a big difference. I'm saving like $70 to $80 per month," said driver Orinthian Davis.

The price slide continues in spite of a slight increase in the county gas tax over the weekend.