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Gas price true holiday gift for WV travelers

Register-Herald photo by Chris Jackson Motorists chat while fueling their vehicles at the Go Mart on Robert C Byrd Dr. off Harper Road on Wednesday. The national price of gas is $1.998, the lowest it has been since 2009, according to AAA Travel.
Register-Herald photo by Chris Jackson
Motorists chat while fueling their vehicles at the Go Mart on Robert C Byrd Dr. off Harper Road on Wednesday. The national price of gas is $1.998, the lowest it has been since 2009, according to AAA Travel.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Consider the less than $2 gas prices an early Christmas gift.

That’s what holiday travelers are doing.

 While cheap gas prices may unsettle Scrooge or the Grinch, holiday travelers were feeling festive while holding the gas pump’s handle Wednesday. Around Beckley prices ranged from $1.99 to $2.09 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Those prices were gifts to the thousands of holiday travels passing through the region headed to grandma’s house.

Especially those traveling from afar. At the Sheetz on Robert C Byrd Drive, Sandy Lightener of Knoxville, Tenn., was watching the numbers whiz by as she filled her Ford Explorer.

“The cheaper the better,” she said. “More money to save, more money to spend…

 

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