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Gas under $2 a gallon at one Mid-Michigan station

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Gas could drop down to $2 a gallon soon, according to AAA Michigan.

The national average dropped to $2.18 Friday. That's down from $2.75 a year ago.

A local gas station was pumping out one heck of a deal Monday morning.

"I couldn't believe I saw gas prices under $2," Jeffery Idalski said.

He said he was in shock when he saw gas so cheap at an Admiral station in Flint.

Idalski said he had to stop and fill up when he saw gas for just $1.90.

Donald Goldsmith decided to pull over too. He said cheaper gas means he can put more food on the table.

"When gas prices go up the money has to come from somewhere else, usually out of the good budget," Goldsmith said.

On the website gasbuddy.com it said the state average for a gallon of unleaded is $2.20.

For Debbie Davis, cheaper gas means more trips with the whole family.

"Do more fun things. We spend a lot of time traveling for spots. This will make it so we can go do more fun things that are not sports related or school related," Davis said.

While it may be short lived, Idalski said he is just going to enjoy the cheaper prices while they are still here.

"I would hope it's a trend, but they will go up eventually," he said.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com said the latest price drop is simply a case of supply and demand. The gasoline inventory is really high right now, which is driving the cost down.

DeHaan also said prices could jump 30 to 40 cents soon, but a bright fall outlook means it will probably stay in the low $2 range.

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