The price of gas was lowered to a mid-January level for one hour at a Lansing-area gas station and cars lined up to take advantage of the deal.

RELATED:  Fenton Family Seeks Gas Help to Treat 16-Year-Old's Cancer

Politics Drives Down the Price of Gas

Although a political activist group was behind the stunt, those who cashed in on the deal didn't care why they were able to fill up at a deeply-discounted rate - and some weren't even aware of the reason behind the temporary low price of just $2.38 per gallon.

Americans for Prosperity purports itself as a non-partisan organization, but the $2.38 price that people clamored to pay intentionally reflected Trump-era gas prices before President Joe Biden took office.

According to the group's website, Americans for Prosperity "engages in broad-based grassroots outreach to advocate for long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems that prevent people from realizing their incredible potential — unsustainable government spending and debt, a broken immigration system, a rigged economy, and a host of other issues..."

Customers Waited in Line for Hours

Regardless of political affiliation, people like Che Swanson told WILX-TV they were happy to fill up at a deep discount. Swanson is a DoorDash driver and was first in line, showing up roughly three hours before the event began.

“I’m over-excited,” Swanson said. “You don’t understand. Gas at $5-plus a gallon is hard to make any money. This is a blessing in disguise.”

Those who were still in line after the one-hour event ended were given a voucher to get a discount on a future fillup.

The group has not advertised any future Michigan stops on its website.


13 Notable People That You Did Not Know Were From Detroit, MI

Detroit, Michigan is the birthplace of thousands of notable people and many people know. Check out this list of 13 people that you may not know were born in The D. 

Did You Know Michigan Has Nine Border Crossings Into Canada?

Michigan has more than just the Ambassador Bridge to get you to Canada. Check out all nine international border crossings that connect Michigan and Canada. 

Michigan's Second-Most Expensive House Has 118 Rooms

Michigan's second-most expensive home on the market right now features a staggering 118 rooms, an indoor pool, and it's just dripping with opulence.

More From US 103.1 FM