Gas Prices Slide Headed Toward 4th Holiday

June 30, 2012

Gas prices, which often spike in the summer around the Fourth of July, are instead dropping across Florida. Prices in Escambia County were as low as $3.04 Friday night, including stations in Cantonment and Molino.  At some stations in South Alabama, gas has already dipped below $3 a gallon. At the Tom Thumb at West Roberts Road and Highway 29, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.05 Friday evening. photo, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Gas Prices Slide Headed Toward 4th Holiday”

  1. Walnut Hill area resident on July 3rd, 2012 4:56 pm

    Seems to me Political drama behind the gas prices. Just think about it. Many people have had to cancel taking vacations due to the high gas prices and the domino effect it has had on the economy. So gas prices start going down right before summer vacation time. So what better way to get people to spend money? Lower the gas prices for a little while and cause spending to increase to make the politicians look better then after November elections are over then go back up. I told my husband this two years ago, ” They will keep raising gas prices to an outrageous amount and then they will drop it back a little and people will be so use to high price gas that they will THINK $3.00 A GAL for gas is a real deal. So, here we are just as I guessed it would be.

  2. BentStraight on July 2nd, 2012 10:57 am

    It seems odd that prices at the pump are falling while the price of a barrel of oil just increased from $ 77.80 to $83.02 in the last week??? I just filled up because I was expecting an increase.

  3. friction against the machine on July 1st, 2012 12:42 pm

    Atmore raised their gas taxes back in the spring with no chance for public input. The result? It now costs more than $4.40 more to fill a twenty gallon tank than it does to get the same gas at walmart in Brewton.

    The big losers in this anti-business climate of the Atmore Mayor and city council is the small business gas station. Anyone with a reason for going out of town, work or whatever will gas up elsewhere and leave the higher priced gas within the city limits alone.

    What’s even more jaw dropping is the fact that there are TWO newspapers in Atmore and one buried the story in the back of the paper (allegedly on the request of someone in city government) and another paper that towed the city line by saying how the rise in gas prices was a good thing. Really?

    How could two newspapers that purport to serve the community give such a soft pitch to the city council and mayor for that gas tax raise at a time when the poor and those on a fixed income are hurting the most? It’s yellow journalism, steered to benefit the few over the many.

    Any thinking voter in Atmore should consider this when they go to the polls in August and try to decide if they want four more years of the current regime through their hand picked successor or whether they want to go in a new direction.

    Our gas prices should at least be on a par with Brewton, not 22 cents a gallon more!

    Wake up people!

  4. Gas Hog on July 1st, 2012 8:27 am

    The Saudi’s are just supporting the president for now. Watch what happens when he is no longer in the office. Also wait and see what happens when the first storm hits the gulf. The oil companies will claim all kinds of damage and delays. They will get tax breaks for the repairs when they do their taxes and benefits to get back on line. Gas in Cocoa Fl. still $3.01 to $3.15 for reg.

  5. 429SCJ on July 1st, 2012 7:12 am

    Randy I do not think the Saudis are trying to support Obama so much, but attempting to prop up our economy.

    When the US presence in Saudi Arabia is gone, the royal family will not be far behind and they know it.

  6. asdfasdgf on June 30th, 2012 9:50 pm

    $2.97 in Flomaton at Tom Thumb & BP

  7. randy on June 30th, 2012 2:03 pm

    just the (saudi ’s) trying to buy votes for … your president

  8. David Huie Green on June 30th, 2012 12:52 pm

    so the futures traders didn’t run the prices up to five dollars per gallon like some seemed convinced they inevitably would last year?

    I know, I know. The drop in prices is all part of some conspiracy to stick it to us down the road.

    David who paid $3.059 yesterday in Cantonment

  9. loulou on June 30th, 2012 8:25 am

    $2.87 in Brewton! Get with it Atmore!

  10. fhg on June 30th, 2012 2:14 am

    3.02 in famr hill on muscogge, come on over
    2.96 in montgomery when i was there tuesday