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The Gas Price Yo-Yo Powered by Speedway Rises Again in Washington

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    For months, gas prices in Washington have been on a yo-yo. The consumer-friendly stations, primarily Murphy Express and Quality Plus drop prices gradually a penny at a time until we are on par with the low prices in the area like Jacksonville and sometimes New Bern. Then the consumer-unfriendly stations, primarily Speedway will do a massive increase to take us to Greenville prices, Greenville being the highest priced gas in the area.

    It has just happened again. After Murphy and Quality Plus took us down a few cents at a time until we hit the low end of regional gas prices, Speedway has jumped its price a whopping 17 cents a gallon this evening to take us back up to Greenville prices. One can expect everyone else to match them, and then Murphy and Quality Plus will start easing us down again.

    It is a good idea to try to find a place to fill up before everyone is back up to Greenville prices, if you can.


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