Gas Prices Fall in Navasota

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

Even though the Memorial Day holiday is over, the price of crude oil rose over $2 Tuesday, closing at $102.70 a barrel.

When you consider the fact we're all feeling the pain at the pump, that is not good news for drivers.

But for now, the price at the pump is slowly going down.

"My Facebook update was going to be, I can't believe I just got excited that gas is $3.50," said Chelsea Burnett of Bryan.

Down in Navasota gas is going for just $3.49 a gallon, thanks to a little gas war.

"Shop local in Navasota," joked local resident Linda Sledge.

While residents of Navasota can rejoice, the price at the pump in B/CS is going down at an even slower rate.

"It's extremely frustrating. It's ridiculous that we can't have the same prices in College Station," said Burnett.

In the past week, gas prices in B/CS have gone down an average of 1.9 cents a gallon, but across the country they've dropped over 3 cents.

"I haven't seen it this low yet. I was hoping it would be like this back home because I've got a big truck I've got to fill up," said Burnett.

In B/CS, the only price war we could find was between the Exxon and Shell stations on Harvey Mitchell in Bryan keeping things close at $3.59 a gallon. The cheapest we could find was only a cent better at the Valero on East 29th. Some are still dishing out $3.79 a gallon, thirty cents more then the gas in Navasota.

"I mean if it goes up or goes down, it really doesn't matter because you've got to have it. If you fuss about it, if you carry on about it, you're just going to upset yourself. So if it goes up, just hope it comes down," said Blanche Williams of Washington.

"I know my mom always talks about remember when gas was a dollar a gallon but I'm just used to this," said Ben Washington of Bryan.

Washington is 23-years-old and after his seven years behind the wheel, gas prices are what they are.

"People have to get gas regardless. The gas stations can charge what they want to because they know that people will come regardless of how much it is or how cheap it is," said Washington.

But thanks to a little gas war is Navasota, at least some feel they're getting a good deal.

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