Gas prices are holding steady and relatively lower than this time last year, except at this one gas station.

As summer officially comes to an end on September 23rd, most gas stations and refineries are beginning to switch from their summer blended gasoline to winter blends. Back around Labor Day gas prices were averaging thirty cents a gallon lower than last year and those prices have continued to hold in place and in some cases dropped a little bit more.

Driving around town I see gas averaging around $2.13 but I've seen it as low as $2.08 at Fresh and Walmart, both on Old Jacksonville Hwy., and as much as $2.19 right up the street at the Chevron station on Old Jacksonville and Grande in Tyler.

I have noticed one gas station in particular that is not riding this low price wave that consumers are benefiting from in East Texas, it's the Valero station on SSW Loop 323 in Tyler (across from the Chevy dealership). This gas station has gas cash priced at $2.89 a gallon and then $2.95 a gallon for credit! I was blown away at the price and couldn't believe it when I saw cars at the pump at $2.95 a gallon! These must be people desperate for some gas or just not paying attention to the price of a gallon of gas at the five other stations they passed.

This is just one of my quirky things that I notice while driving around town. Six cents a gallon price difference isn't that big of a deal, but when it's a difference like that, well, it's noticeable. So to those stations that are in the $2.13 ballpark, thank you!  I know it's not going to last long unfortunately due to the incident in Saudi Arabia over the weekend.