Atlanta - "It's like we're living in the 90s again." That was one response to the "open mic" feature in the WSB Radio app as gas prices under $2 a gallon become a common site in metro Atlanta.
While gasbuddy.com says the average price in Atlanta is now about $2.07, many stations are selling it for less than $2. The cheapest we found is $1.84 at a Marathon and a Mobil in Stockbridge and a Costco in Morrow.
Prices have fallen more than a dime in just the past week. One month ago the average price in metro Atlanta was $2.52, and a year ago it was $3.20.
More than 45% of all gas stations in the country now sell under the $2 mark.
With gas prices at their lowest levels in years, there has been some talk on Capitol Hill this week about increasing the gas tax to raise money for highway and transit programs. The tax hasn't budged in over 20 years.
Leaders of the new Republican-controlled Congress are lowering expectations for an increase.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the number 2 Republican in the Senate, says he doesn't know of any support in Congress for a gas tax increase.
Another Republican leader, Senator John Thune of South Dakota, had previously said all possible funding options should be considered, including a gas tax increase. But he now says that possibility is unlikely.
Gas prices dropped 14.5% in December, the biggest decline since December 2008.