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Less Money at the Pump, More Money in the Pocket

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The national average could soon see $3 a gallon. The national average could soon see $3 a gallon.
PASCO, WA- Gas prices dropped across the nation and in the Northwest.

The National Average for a gallon of gas is now cheaper than gallon of milk.  Here in Washington, gas fell $0.10 per gallon in the past week. 

According to gasbuddy.com the state average is $3.40, but a station in Pasco was nearly $0.30 lower, and people came from all over to buy from them.

“I come here and I'm from Burbank, but it's so cheap, you might as well come here,” said Patty Para, gas consumer.

Prices Sunday were $0.15 lower than exactly a year ago and nearly $0.40 lower than a month ago. 

Connor Moore said it usually costs his family $60 every week to fill up their van, but not anymore after prices declined.

“If the prices are down to $40 now, that's an extra $20 bucks, so $80 bucks a month,” said Moore.

The price of oil is dropped and trickled throughout the consumer market, and now some people spend more money on other things. 

“You can spend your money on other things like groceries and clothing for the kids, and stuff for your husband and you.  So it makes it really nice,” said Para.

Some locals said every little bit helps.

“It really did help me when I fill up a tank, even if it was $5 lower, that helps,” said Teresa Sparks.

Experts predict the national gas average will more than likely break the $3 a gallon mark, which means less pain at the pump

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