San Antonio gas prices dropping

Regular unleaded average dropped from $3.63 to $3.57

Published On: Sep 24 2012 04:40:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2012 05:53:55 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Gas prices are on the decline and, according to AAA Texas, should keep going down in the weeks and months ahead.

Jessica Castillo drives a big pickup truck and said every penny saved on gas makes a difference. She said recently she's spent up to $110 to fill up. 

On Monday morning, it cost her $83 to fill up.

"That means I get to have lunch maybe once a week out," she said.

According to AAA, the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.80 per gallon. That's down from $3.86 last week.

The price of a gallon of regular unleaded in San Antonio also dropped six cents per gallon since last week, from an average of $3.63 to $3.57.

Ricky Momin, the owner of a Shell station in Olmos Park, said prices at his station have dropped 10 cents to 12 cents since last week and could soon drop even more

According to gasbuddy.com, the best price for gas in San Antonio on Monday morning was at a Mini Food Mart on Southcross Boulevard, where a gallon of unleaded cost $3.36 a gallon. 

"It's making a difference but a little more will help," said truck owner, Tim Gomez.

"I don't know about cents. Maybe if it goes down nickels and dimes it would make a big difference, but cents is not a big deal," said Smart car driver Nathan Wiegreffe.

According to AAA, gas prices are expected to keep dropping.

Contributing factors include a lesser demand for gas now that the summer travel season has ended. Also the spike from Hurricane Isaac is waning and refineries have now transitioned to less expensive winter-blend gasoline.

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