When it comes to gas prices here in the United States, we have been riding a rollercoaster for the last few years.  At the beginning of the pandemic, when no one was driving, the price of gas dropped to way below $2 a gallon.  Then, as things got back to normal, and other factors creeped in, the price started to skyrocket.

Pries seemed to have peaked at more than five dollars per gallon in early June.  Now, they have started to drop.  The dropping of the price is a slow process, but it is happening.

According to WMTW, the gas prices at a gas station in the small town of Buxton have  caused quite a stir.  The prices at Panda Market, which had a price of $4.19 for a gallon of regular gas on Thursday, caused lines of cars.

The Panda Market, is a gas station and small market known for selling Chinese goods.

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In the TV station article, owner May Hang explains that she has no problem with the fact that the business is only making 15 cents off the sale of each gallon of gas.  She is banking on the fact that most of the people who stop by for gas will also make other purchases.

Not surprisingly, some of the locals were not happy that their secret was out.  Several people had posted about the cheap price on Facebook.  Even more people spotted the price on the signs.  In fact, one of the people that the reporter spoke to said he almost drove off the road when he saw the price on the gas station's sign.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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