HARRISONBURG--- Consumers are feeling less pain at the pump. That's because gas prices are down. Many questioned the impact of the crisis in Syria, but despite that, gas in the states seems to be falling.
Turmoil in the Middle East is often attributed to a rise in gas prices. However, experts say a major jump in gas prices is unlikely. Here in the valley, prices are the lowest in months, below three dollars at some places. This was a welcome surprise to many drivers.
Jean Marie Bechtle, who we spoke to while filling her tank, said, "Actually I was a little surprised that they didn't go up, thankful that they didn't, but we'll see how long that lasts."
Economists credit everything from older drivers to better fuel economy on the decrease in prices. Phil Flynn, senior market analyst for Price Futures Group, said "we are seeing the beginning of the end of an era of high gasoline prices."