Drivers in the east are getting a little bit of a break at the pumps as prices go down.
In Washington Monday some stations were selling gas for $3.41 a gallon. Greenville had prices of $3.59 a gallon.
The dropping prices make life easier for delivery workers like Jonaodaren Baldwin who use their own gas at work. As a pizza delivery driver he says every time prices go up it takes a chunk out of his profits. For now, he's able to pocket just a little extra money as the prices drop.
Philip Rothman--a professor of economics at ECU, says the likely answer for the drop is because of lack of confidence in future economic growth. "In the U.S. the recent gross domestic production report that came out for the first quarter of 2012 showed a decrease in the growth rate of GDP. A lot of people are concerned about what may flow from things happening in the euro zone and fallout from that and pretty much no one has prospects for strong growth."
Eastern Carolina gas prices are under the national average--which stands at $3.72 a gallon.