|Updated: 10/22/2012 5:52 pm
||Published: 10/22/2012 5:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Gas prices are so high man," said Kendrick Miller while filling-up a two-gallon gas tank in Little Rock. "I mean, you can only afford to put so much gas in your vehicle."
Wonder why he's filling up a two-gallon tank?
"I'm filling the gas to go put it in the truck," he said. "I ran out of gas."
Here's some good news for Miller and everyone else who buys gas: according to the Oil Price Information Service, national gas prices are about to drop by as much as $.50 per gallon within the next three weeks.
Local oil man David Zakrzewski says he expects a price drop here in Arkansas too, largely because of supply and demand and because it's cheaper to make gas in the Winter than in the Summer. As far as that $.50 figure goes though ...
"That's a pretty aggressive statement on somebody's part," said Zakrzewski. "May be right, but it's agressive."
So while we had Zakrzewski, we asked him some other popular gasoline questions.
"I just want to know why they keep going up so high on the gas prices," asked Edie Dinnick.
Zakrzewski answered, "there's just a lot of factors that go into what the price is and it ends up supply and demand, speculators buying product causes it to go up."
Moving on, Charles Poole wanted to know how politics influence prices.
"I don't know of any politician who has any real control," Zakrzewski said, "other than affecting what the taxes are and of course that takes a vote."
Finally, Will Anderson was curious about the environment.
"I would ask them how they feel about electric cars," he said.
Zakrzewski responded, "anything that moves vehicles I think is a good thing, and when we can help the environment that's even better."
Back to Miller, he says all of that sounds good -- especially the cheaper gas part.
"Too expensive, man. Gas is expensive," he said before taking off to refill his tank.