Gas station owners slash prices to help drivers desperate for cheaper fuel :: WRAL.com

— In Arizona, unleaded gasoline costs well over $5 a gallon for many customers.

The owners of a Phoenix gas station are receiving praise for a move that prioritizes the plight of their customers over the profits of their location. Drivers at a Valero station play $4.99 a gallon, making the station a popular stop among local drivers.

Owners said their customers save about $15 on average each time they use the station to refuel. It’s a big help when inflation hits American consumers somewhere other than at the gas pump.

Owners Ramandeep Kaur and Jaswiendre Singh want to keep prices below average for as long as possible. The resort also often reduced prices during holidays.

“We’re just trying to help our community, our people so they can save money,” Kaur said. “We think people need money, people need help…”

“In my neighborhood gas is $5.99 a gallon and that’s not doable,” Mikedra Schexnayder said.

Motorists in the area are grateful. Owners were directing traffic on Saturday to deal with the onslaught of customers.

“Nobody’s going to do that,” said Jesse Miranda. “You have to have a good heart. »

It comes as gas companies are accused of inflating prices. ExxonMobil, Chevron and other major oil companies reported profits totaling more than $40 billion in the first quarter of 2022.

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