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W.Va. motorists seeing more relief at gas pump

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Craig Hall was travel-tired as he pumped gas at a Shell station on Harper Road — crapped legs, sore back and strained eyes.

However, there was a bright spot in his road travels from Ohio to the sandy beaches of Wilmington, N.C. — gas prices.

 The farther south Hall traveled, the cheaper gas prices became, he said.

Over the last few weeks, travelers have saved more than a few dimes on each gallon of gas. Actually, prices have gone nowhere but down since June, according to AAA, which is reporting the average price of regular gasoline is now $2.40 per gallon — or more than $1 less than Labor Day 2014.

Locally, the cheapest gas Wednesday afternoon was $2.35 on Dry Hill Road in Beckley, according to Gasbuddy.com, a website that tracks gas prices. Several gas stations on Harper Road were selling gas for $2.36 a gallon.

Statewide, the average price for a gallon on regular was $3.39. The cheapest was $2.12 at three stations in Cabell County. Parkersburg drivers are also getting by cheaper than average at $2.13 a gallon, according to the website.

Last Labor Day the average price for a gallon of regular in the Mountain State was $3.50…


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