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Changed Attitudes About Gas Prices

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KENNEWICK, Wash - Gas prices are lowering and people are certainly excited about the change. But, how have our attitudes about gas prices changed over the years? 

Gas that used to be considered expensive now seems cheap. For example, in an old newscast, we covered a story because of the high price of gas, at $2.11 per gallon.  Now, we'd cover that story because gas at that price would be considered a good deal.

Then, we went through a time where people spoke about the potential that prices would go to $3 per gallon. In June 2006, we exceeded that and hit our all time high of $3.15 per gallon in the Tri Cities.

However, the general consensus among people we spoke to is that people here haven't forgotten the days of 2004, where prices averaged $1.86 across the country. Others remember paying $1.54 in 2001.

Now the average price of a gallon of gas is around 2.96 in Washington.