The Lower Gas Prices - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Lower Gas Prices

With the decline of crude oil prices, motorists are finally getting some relief at the gas pumps. According to the Lundberg Survey, gas prices have fallen nearly 14 cents over the last two weeks.

Most motorists are welcoming this drop in cost but are still hoping for an even larger decrease. With recorded prices that reached as high as two dollars and 93 cents for regular unleaded and three dollars and 49 cents for diesel in the Lake area, drivers like Danielle Harrell says, "although gas is still not cheap, the lower prices are helping.  

Danielle says, "As a student I pay for my own gas so, it really does help a lot being down some."

But the search for these lower prices are still costing some motorist.

Suzy Trahan says, "you try to find the lowest price that you can when you can but even driving around trying to find the lowest price then you're wasting gas so..."

Driving a suv and commuting about 30 miles a day, Suzy Trahan says that no matter what the price, she will still need gas. 

Suzy says, "We're all just kinda stuck, you know you do what you gotta do and you make sacrifices in other areas of your life and do what you can."

This driver says he is waiting for an even better prices. 

Behrend Drost says, "I'm waiting for them to get even lower."

Mr. Drost just may get that.  Its reported that gas prices should continue to drop as Spring nears.  For even more relief at the pump. AAA (Triple A).... Reports that the average price of regular self serve gas is one dollar and 93 cents in lake charles...

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:05:25 GMT

    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week. 

    More >>

    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses goes on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week. 

    More >>
  • New DNA technology advances helps find alleged murderer in 2009 cold case

    New DNA technology advances helps find alleged murderer in 2009 cold case

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:26:08 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab.  It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...

    More >>

    Monica Quaal handles DNA from crime scenes across southwest Louisiana. "We just take evidence from law enforcement agencies they collect at the scene and then we take samples from it," said Quaal the DNA technical leader at the southwest Louisiana Crime Lab.  It's samples Quaal tries to find a match for and she has been working on a case for the past seven years. The 2009 Sierra Bouzigard cold case. The DNA had been placed in CODIS, a DNA database, but...

    More >>
  • Ideas for tackling teen violence include church activities and teen dances

    Ideas for tackling teen violence include church activities and teen dances

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:21:40 GMT

    A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth?  A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week.  An event at a local church site might ...

    More >>

    A lot of recent violent crime in the Lake area has involved teens. which leads to the question what can be done to stop the violence among our youth?  A concerned citizen and statewide church group are among those working to help young people avoid trouble and find the right path. People from around the state who belong to the Louisiana Home and Foreign Missions of the Baptist State Convention Inc. are in Lake Charles this week.  An event at a local church site might ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly