We’re gonna party like it’s $1.99

By on January 13, 2016

Charlie’s Fuel & Deli was the first to sell gas for under $2 in Lancaster County

by PATRICK BURNS

Ephrata motorists waited impatiently for a few weeks to see if (and when) gasoline prices would drop below the elusive $2 per gallon mark.

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Charlie’s Fuel & Deli was the first to sell gas for less than $2 in Lancaster County

Residents debated back and forth on the Ephrata Review’s Facebook page whether the $2 benchmark bump would happen as predicted by gas-industry experts, whom pinpointed a Christmastime plunge.

Charlie’s Fuel & Deli was the first to sell gas for less than $2 in Lancaster County on Thursday Jan. 7, much to the delight of the Ephrata Review’s Facebook friends.

That post reached more than 20,000 and garnered 152 shares among the Ephrata community.

Gas at Charlie’s Fuel & Deli, 1634 W Main St, continued to sell this morning for $1.99, while gas at several other Main Street stations closer to the Route 322-Route 222 intersection was selling 10 cents more.

Gas at stations west of Ephrata off Route 322, such as this Turkey Hill, 1010 Sharp Ave., have offering gas below $2 per gallon.

Gas at stations west of Ephrata off Route 322, such as this Turkey Hill, 1010 Sharp Ave., last week also  offered gas below $2 per gallon.

According to AAA, the average gas price nationally was $1.94 this morning. Fuel sold at stations in Lancaster County was $2.07 this morning, according to AAA.

It is the first time gas has fallen below $2 in the local area since Jan. 29, 2015, according to newspaper reports.

Patrick Burns is a staff writer and social media editor for The Ephrata Review. He welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at pburns.eph@lnpnews.com or at 721-4455.

 

 

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