WARNER ROBINS -- Jason Marrow, of Cartersville, was on the way home from a trip to St. Simons when he got a pleasant surprise Thursday at a stop for gas in Perry.
The price was $1.95 on credit and $1.91 in cash per gallon of unleaded fuel at the Valero Travel Center on the Perry Parkway at the Interstate 75 exit.
“This is the first time I’ve seen it under $2,” Marrow said.
The price was $2.20 a gallon in St. Simons, he said.
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Michael Hannaford was returning to southeast Georgia from a trip to Indiana when he stopped for gas Thursday at a Shell station on U.S. 341 in Perry.
He filled up for $1.92 a gallon.
But Hannaford said that’s not the lowest price he’s seen. The price for gas had dropped to $1.84 per gallon in Indiana, he said.
Arleatha Dikes, 35, of Warner Robins, filled up for $1.96 a gallon Wednesday at the Murphy USA outside the super Wal-Mart Center on Watson Boulevard. The price fell another 2 cents at that station Thursday.
“This is the lowest price I’ve seen,” said Dikes, a nursing assistant.
She previously paid $2.06 to fill up and thought that was pretty good. The highest she’s paid to fill up the SUV she currently drives was $3.21 a gallon.
“It’s a good thing obviously,” said 52-year-old Hawkinsville resident Terry Green of the falling gas prices.
He filled up his car Wednesday at the Enmark at South Houston Lake and Leverett roads in Warner Robins.
Green, a medical imaging engineer, pumped 16 gallons for $1.96 per gallon -- the lowest price he can recall since the late 1990s or early 2000s. The price dropped two more cents Thursday at the same station.
“I’m going to enjoy it while it’s here,” Green said.
Loyd Mack, of Warner Robins, filled up his F250 Ford super truck Wednesday at the Kroger on Russell Parkway with diesel at a low of $2.81. He’s now paying $60 to fill up, compared to a high of $90 to $100.
His wife was on the other side of the pump filling up her car.
“I’m so excited, I’m so very excited,” Mack said with a laugh about the drop in fuel prices. “Since we’re producing more oil, I guess we can make the prices what they should be.”
Mack added that he blames President Barack Obama.
“I blame him for the good prices because they blame him for everything else,” Mack said. “Now maybe he can go into Burger King without getting impeached.”
Linda Brown, 41, of Warner Robins, took advantage of the $1.94 per gallon price Wednesday at the pump at the Flash Floods at Watson Boulevard and Corder Road. The price remained the same Thursday.
“I think God felt sorry for us,” said Brown, a material handler at a national retail store. “And he just made it happen.”
Many other stations in Warner Robins had prices for regular unleaded gasoline below $2 a gallon. But there were several other stations that remained above the $2 mark per gallon.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.