Drivers line up for cheap gas in Dallas

Drivers line up for cheap gas in Dallas
Photo credit Alan Scaia

Cars stretched several blocks down Riverfront Boulevard on Monday afternoon to take advantage of a promotion offering cheap gas. From noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Fuel City sold gas for $2.38 a gallon.

Police were directing traffic during the sale, and cars were lined up down Riverfront.

"Gas is so high. We've got to thank the Lord," one man in line said. "He always makes a way when there's no way."

He said he has a 36-gallon tank and works an hourly job where he does not make enough money to budget for the increased cost over the past year.

"I can probably take my wife out for dinner finally," he laughed.

"It's amazing, I can't even explain it," another woman said. "I haven't seen that price for so long."

The organization, Americans for Prosperity, bought 6,000 gallons of gas from Fuel City and sold it for $2.38 because that was the average price when Joe Biden took office.

"We're talking about the true cost of how people are really dealing with inflation, how it's affecting their lives and the trade-offs people are having to make," said Americans for Prosperity Texas Director Genevieve Collins.

Collins said the organization plans giveaways in other cities in Texas. She said the buy-downs aim to send a message to Washington about the impact of inflation and higher prices.

"People are really struggling," Collins said. "That's part of the reason we're doing this is to highlight the continuous spending from D.C. is not what everyday Americans need. They need their representatives to listen to them, to give them some actual relief. This is not a partisan issue; this is a people issue."

Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble said the local party is grateful to the Biden Administration, saying the president and Democrats controlling the U.S. House are taking steps to lower "everyday costs for American families."

"Don’t take our word for it—the Affordable Insulin Now Act, Inflation Reduction Act, Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act, and Access to Baby Formula Act votes are public, and you’ll see for yourself that Republicans voted against capping insulin prices at $35 a month, lowering gas prices and preventing price gouging, and adding FDA resources to address the baby formula shortage," Noble wrote in a statement. "Your pocketbook and your freedoms are on the ballot this November. Vote Democratic"

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