10 SouthCoast Gas Stations Where You Can Fill Up for Under $4 a Gallon
I remember the date clearly. It was March 4, 2022, the first time in my life I've ever seen gas sold at more than $4 a gallon.
It's been a wild ride since that day with prices spiking into the 5's. But today, there has finally been a break as welcome as Tuesday night's rainfall.
Gas has fallen below the $4 mark for the first time in five months.
As a matter of fact, there are a number of stations that have somehow been able to drop prices down to $3.85 a gallon as of Thursday. If you live in the Seekonk/Somerset area, congratulations, you are paying the lowest prices on the SouthCoast.
Pretty sad, isn't it? Since when do we pop champagne for $3.85 a gallon, but here we are.
Just last month, we spoke to George Alzaibak, the owner of George's Gas and Service on Stafford Road in Tiverton. While his competitors' prices were hovering around $4.79 a gallon, Alzaibak was selling regular unleaded for $4.29 a gallon.
I asked Alzaibak how much money he was losing.
"This narrative is totally wrong,” Alzaibak said. “I’m making 31 cents on the regular and 60 cents on the diesel. I’m not losing, sir.”
I asked Maddie how low the price of gas would have to fall before she'd be satisfied. She says it doesn't matter because she is forced to pay up no matter what. If we can get the prices down near $3.50 a gallon, that would be lower than I ever thought I'd see again.
Do you think we'll ever see prices that start with the number 2? Even though those prices weren't that long ago, I can't imagine seeing them again. We can only hope.