Has to be the lowest price for gas this year.
By Raif Karerat
A gas station in Youngstown, Ohio offered gas at the astronomically low price of 99 cents per gallon Thursday morning.
The owner of the BP station said that the price is a promotion to celebrate the store’s recent renovation.
Thursday morning, he told WKBN that he planned to keep the price at 99 cents all of Thursday, but raised the price to just under $2 Thursday afternoon due to the unprecedented traffic coming through his gas station.
“Some people at the BP station have been waiting for as long as an hour Thursday morning,” according to WKBN.
Prices in the Youngstown area have been falling since Tuesday, when GasBuddy.com reported that a key refinery in northwest Indiana was back up and running after being closed for unexpected repairs, according to CBS Detroit.
“Retail prices across the Midwest had been moving lower already for the past seven days or so after that issue first caused a spike. So the recent drop in prices might accelerate in the days ahead, and in the next two to three weeks we could see prices drop some 20 to 50 cents,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst, to the Columbus Dispatch.
Even though there was a line, WKBN reported there were no traffic issues at the Youngstown BP.