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Tampa Bay company gives away free gas

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Hundreds of people got free fuel Thursday morning in the bay area. GTE Financial gave away $30 worth of gas to credit union members, and $15 to everyone else at two Murphy USA locations. Drivers started lining up at the station on Gunn Highway before four in the morning.

Evenlyn Munoz says gas is one of her biggest expenses.

"With the economy these days thirty dollar is a good deal," Munoz said. "Being a college student and working part time getting gas for free is a big help."

Carol Lenz was so excited she couldn't sleep Wednesday night.

"This means a lot to me," Lenz said. "Nothing is free anymore. You can barely get a drink of water for free."

Check out the area gas prices here.

Even without the free gas, people in the area are saving money this week. Prices at the pump have been ticking town. Thursday morning on average a gallon of gas in Tampa Bay area costs $3.20.


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