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Gas prices fall below $3 a gallon at certain gas stations

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FULTONDALE, AL -

Some good news for consumers looking to save a few extra cents at the gas pump. In some areas of central Alabama, gas prices have fallen to nearly two year lows. Some below $3.00 a gallon. We found unleaded gas in Fultondale and Trussville ranging from $2.97 to $2.99. According to GasBuddy.com, the last time prices dipped below three dollars was in 2011.

Clay Ingram with AAA said going from the Summer to the Fall season, demand for gas has dropped. Ingram said it's common to see a low demand in the Fall and Winter months because there aren't as many people traveling.

Another factor for the low prices centers around the stock market and Wall Street. There are lot of people buying and selling petroleum, pushing stock prices up and down. Ingram said over the past few years, the stock prices have soared causing prices at the pump to go up as well.

Meanwhile, consumers buying gas Friday say they'll take the cheaper fuel while it's available.

On Friday, a gas station owner said on Friday the most of the store's revenue doesn't come from people buying gas. Instead, it comes from items sold inside the store.

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