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Local gas station offers half-price gas to customers, local rep speaks out against inflation

$2.38/gallon gas at Beacher's Wednesday, the same price gas was when President Biden took office.
$2.38/gallon gas at Beacher's Wednesday, the same price gas was when President Biden took office.(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 1:28 PM CDT
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PEORIA (WEEK) - If you drove past University and War Memorial earlier Wednesday, you probably saw the long lines at Beachler’s station.

The organization ‘Americans for Prosperity partnered with congressman Darrin LaHood to show how inflation is affecting everyday people.

Gas prices were lowered to $2.38/gallon, the price of gas was when President Biden took office.

LaHood says high gas prices are a hot topic when he meets with constituents and says congress can do something about them.

“We have the cleanest water, cleanest environment now,” he said. ”We got to open up that oil production, there’s a way to do that and get back to energy independence. This is the number one issue when I come back to Peoria: gas and groceries which are directly affected by the high cost of fuel”

The group behind today’s efforts are going to Springfield tomorrow and have a goal of traveling to 100 cities in the next 100 days.

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