Drivers might want to take note of a recent trend that could save you some money. Gas prices have been on the decline and some stations have dipped below $3 per gallon.
"I remember when it was a dollar per gallon. But now $2.97, I don't remember the last time I saw that price," Ricardo Rosario said.
Rosario owns a small moving business; so gas dropping just pennies per gallon really adds up for him. Today he's smiling for filling this truck for just $50. And he's not alone in enjoying the price plunge.
"Compared to what I was paying when it was up around $4, about twenty bucks on my fill," Jeff Hansen said.
As for the reasons behind the recent decline, experts list several including, less demand for fuel in the United States, an increase of oil production in the country and even less hurricanes in Mexico. As for those reasons, drivers really don't care.
"I don't care what the reasons are as long as it keeps coming down. That would be great. It would help a lot of people trying to get to and from work and its unfortunate that the price of gas has to be so high," Rosario said.
However, drivers know that when it comes to gas, the downward price trend never lasts too long.
"Yeah, it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if it continued to drop," Hansen said.
"Tomorrow, we never know. You know, tomorrow's not guaranteed. It might be $3.97 but I'm grateful today that its $2.97," Rosario said.
The average price for a gallon of gas in South Dakota at this time last year was $3.77.
Gas does also seem a little bit cheaper because of a recent change in Octane grades available in the area. That's responsible for a decrease of about ten cents per gallon.