GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Just in time for that Thanksgiving drive home, one convenience store chain is dropping gas to $1.99 a gallon.
Sheetz says through next Monday it will sell unleaded 88 fuel at the lower price.
Greenville residents reacted to the news.
“It’s fabulous and should’ve been this way all the time. It’s mighty nice of Sheetz to drop it for the next few days,” Jim Adams says. “Save a lot of money, there will be a lot of people traveling.”
Not every location offers unleaded 88 and not every vehicle can use the higher ethanol gas. The EPA says it’s okay for all 2001 and newer cars, trucks, and SUVs.
One Greenville auto mechanic says it is important for drivers to be mindful of the fuel going into their vehicles.
“They came out with something called Flex-Fuel where your cars spark-plugs in the system and converter burns less carbon to the atmosphere. Most regular cars, though there’s a lot, aren’t going to take the E88, even though a lot of people do it because it’s cheap gas,” Komplete Auto Owner Hasem Everett says.
Despite that, many college students are ready to take advantage of the lower prices, especially as they travel home to enjoy the holidays with loved ones.
“As an ECU college student, there’s honestly a lot more money in my pocket and that allows me to travel with my friends more so I’m really happy that gas prices have dropped. If I’m going to be honest, I’m balling on a budget sometimes, so the cheaper gas prices really help me out,” ECU student Gerald Huffman said.
The convenience store chain offered a similar deal for unleaded 88 over the Fourth of July Weekend when the price of gasoline was at its peak.