Low Gas Prices Benefit SWAU Students


The closest gas station to SWAU campus has great gas price.

The closest gas station to SWAU campus has great gas price.

With gas prices in Texas being as low as they are, Southwestern Adventist University students are taking advantage of filling up their car while saving money.

“We are really lucky here in Texas,” says Christian Santizo, senior accounting major. “We have some of the lowest gas prices compared to other states.”

The price of gas has dropped 13 cents and hasn’t been this low since December 2010. This is great news for students, because it saves them money while filling up their tank.

“I try to fill up when it is just a little below half a tank,” says Santizo. “That takes about $20. Since I fill up my tank twice a month, I end up saving $40 every time I get gas.”

With the gas prices as low as they are, students are finding themselves with a little bit more money in their pockets.

“I fill up with about $60 dollars a month,” says Arturo Quintero senior theology major. “So that leaves me with money that I can spend on food, school supplies and some clothes.”

And since there are a total of about 292 students that drive cars, the drop in gas prices effects quite a few students.

“Yeah, it’s great that the prices are down,” says Jason Balinao, senior biology major. “Since I am an off-campus student, filling up the car is less of a depressing experience now that gas prices are low.”

Most likely the gas prices will go up during Thanksgiving and Christmas break since there will be lots of people traveling. Students will need to keep an eye out just to make sure they are getting the best prices.

“Personally, I hope the prices stay the same since I live in the Valley, which is nine hours south of here,” says Arturo Quintero senior theology major. “But I think the price will stay the same because there will be a large number of people driving. The gas companies will still be able to make a profit.”

As long as gas prices stay low, SWAU students will have a little more spending money in their pockets and filling up will be a pleasant task.


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