Gas prices are lower now than they have been in years.
Citizens across Bolivar County are seeing the lowest gas prices since February 2011.
According to this week’s Energy Information Administration report, the national average for a gallon of regular at the end of September was measured at $3.42, which is around 40 cent less than a year ago.
Currently, the lowest gas prices in Cleveland are at Murphy USA, Kroger slides in at second place, and Dodges Chicken Store comes in last.
"I am so glad that gas prices went down. I am not sure why prices went down, but I am so happy that they did. I hope that prices continue to go down," said Ruleville resident, Bernestine Howard.
According to the American Automobile Association, the cost of gas traditionally eases toward the end of the year because the peak-driving season has ended and there is a seasonal shift to a cheaper winter blend of gas.
The American Automobile Association Fuel Gauge Report indicates that gas prices dropped about 20 cent per gallon nationally in the past month.
The gas experts at AAA indicate that the September dip was the largest seen since last October, and expect prices to keep inching lower in the weeks and months ahead.
Last year, October saw a 26 cent-per-gallon dip in the national average; the decrease in October 2011 wasn’t quite as dramatic, with a 13-cent drop in the national average for gas prices.
"I love the declining gas prices, and as of now, I think the cheapest gas is in Cleveland. I don't think that gas prices will go up or at least I hope that they don’t," said Rosie Watts while pumping gas at Double Quick in Ruleville.