Gas drops below $1 a gallon at one KC-area station

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RANDOLPH, Mo. -- Gas prices have been slowly falling across the Metro. Friday they hit a price at one gas station that some people old enough to drive have never seen in their lifetime, 99 cents per gallon.

It was cold and the lines were long at the Phillips 66 off I-435 Highway in Randolph, Mo. But people had smiles on their faces and many were posting pictures of the prices while they pumped.

“I actually saw it on Facebook,” Amanda Ogan said.

The gas station's manager said it was an early Valentine’s Day gift to drivers, but they didn’t have to drop prices that much to do it. The average gas price around the Kansas City Metro is now $1.29 a gallon, with plenty of stations selling it for $1.19.

99-cent gas meant many people were filling up for $10. Hardly anyone spent more than $20.

“I remember spending $125 when I had a truck with a 30 gallon tank, $125 now I’m spending $20 I’ll take it, keep on coming down. Is it because of the elections I don’t know?” Eddie De Louis said.

After 12 hours of selling gas under a dollar a gallon, the price went back to $1.19. But happy savers, hope the temporary dip is just a sign of things to come.

“I’m sure it will go lower, I’m not sure if it will go to $.99 as quickly but I’m pretty sure it’s going down,” Michael Cruz said.

Crude oil prices had their biggest one day jump this decade Friday rising more than 10 percent, after hitting a 12-year low Thursday.

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