Tuesday, October 21, 2014

15 People Who Can't Believe How Cheap Gas is in St. Louis Right Now

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge The gas prices are as small as the Amoco sign is large. - PHILLIP LEARA ON FLICKR
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  • The gas prices are as small as the Amoco sign is large.

If you've filled your car up with gas recently, you may have noticed that prices have been amazingly low recently.

Gas prices dropped to an average of $2.70 per gallon Monday, the lowest point since 2010. Gas prices typically dip as summer ends, but throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and around the country, drivers have been finding finding prices at less than $3 per gallon for weeks.

Experts say a slowdown in China and domestic production here in the U.S. is to thank. When the U.S. produces more oil locally and China pulls back on how much it is consuming, the supply of gas on the international market opens up, driving prices down, Isaac Arnsdorf of Bloomberg News tells PBS.

See also: LOL at St. Louis Gas Prices

Experts are torn on whether the low cost of gas will continue, especially if Saudi Arabia decides it's not making enough money and spikes the price per barrel. But for now, 'tis the time for a road trip.

Here are fifteen people who just cannot wrap their minds around how little they're paying for gas in the St. Louis area:
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Haven't seen this price in a long time! Gas below $3 woop woop!! #gasoline #cheap #happyday

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Does anyone know why this is happening and how we can keep it going? #STL #GasPrice

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Going gas price today @gasbuddy at Sam's Club in Maplewood, MO

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Hey California! Looks familiar? . . . #gas # price #2000s #oldTimes #remember #California #Missouri #stl

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Below $3.00 ... How low will it go? #CheapGas

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Speedie Gas on Chippewa & Compton got it for the low... U're Welcome #CheapestGasintheCity #STL #rightnow

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I dont even need gas but i just almost had a accident for this $2.67! #liquidgold #STL #boycottShellbutnottoday

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Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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