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Low Gas Prices in St. Johns

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (WLNS) -- St. Johns seems to be the hot spot for cheap gas lately. 6 News visited three gas stations in the area Saturday night that had prices marked as low as $3.16 a gallon for regular unleaded.

AAA reports the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Michigan is $3.47. C

ustomers like Thomas Abbott are thrilled by the drop in price.

"I'm filling up my grandmother's car now and my truck is next," he said. "It's incredible. Gotta fill up while it's cheap."

Apparently, St. Johns gas has been low for at least a week. One St. Johns gas station clerk told 6 News it's been anywhere from $3.15 - $3.20, but traffic hasn't been too busy.

Mark Griffin, president of the Michigan Petroleum Association & Michigan Association of Convenience Stores said he's not surprised St. Johns is about 30 cents below the state average.

"It's not unusual for a station to lose money selling gasoline in an attempt to try to increase their in-store sales," said Griffin. "They're (gas stations in St. Johns) fairly far off the highway so they try to bring people into their location."

So, how long will the low prices last?

"My crystal ball is really cloudy. It's very hard for me to say what's going to happen long term. Overall trend, it should be downward," said Griffin.

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