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Recent gas prices helping small businesses

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

This week Michigan saw some of the lowest gas prices in the country.

It's giving drivers something to smile about.

And while car owners are keeping a few extra bucks in their pocket, for local business owners, it means a much bigger savings.

"Every day I'm at the gas station, that's one thing that I can't get around with owning a business. Obviously, we have to fuel up the trucks, the equipment. If we don't have fuel we can't go to work,” said Dario Murillo.

Murillo owns The Washboys, a landscaping design and contracting company in Saginaw Township.

His business regularly uses nine trucks and other equipment that requires a lot of gas.

“It helps out a lot when I go to fill up the equipment instead of spending over $500 we're spending less than $500 so it's easier on the pockets,” Murillo said.

Even though prices jumped up about 30 cents on Wednesday, they're still some of the lowest prices we've seen in years. And business owners are enjoying the savings while they can.

“I'm sure at the end of the season, when we go to hash out the numbers to see where we're at for the last five months, I’m sure it's going to have a big effect,” Murillo said.

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