For the first time in three months, motorists in American Samoa are about to see a drop in petrol prices.
The new wholesale price for fuel which went into effect yesterday lowers the cost of a gallon of unleaded gasoline by 42 cents.
But most petrol stations have not yet lowered their prices .
One station in Nuuuli said they had to sell all gasoline supplies purchased at the old price.
As a result motorosts were still being charged $4.85 a gallon.
It has been normal practice for petrol stations to increase their prices on the effective day of the Maximum allowable price for fuel , if there's a price increase.
But if there's a reduction in price, they wait a few days before lowering their prices.
The last time petrol prices went down was in May.