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Deputies, motorists keep eye on gas prices

September 26, 2005

Albany- Most stations in Dougherty and Lee counties are posting prices between $2.80 and $2.90 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Sheriff's officials say deputies have been riding around checking prices but have not found any retailers gouging.

The cheapest prices have continued to be at Express Lane stations in the area. Some drivers even admit to going 15 miles out of their way to fill up there. Now they're wondering why other stations won't follow suit.

"This is a fact, this is a point, this is proof. There's no doubt that they could. Somebody needs to step in and do something about it because it's unreal," says Scott Starnes who filled up at the Express Lane station in Albany..

Express Lane owners say they're just pricing their gas according to their interpretation of Governor Perdue's month-long moratorium on state gas taxes.

Other retailers tell deputies they only raise their prices when it costs them more to refill their tanks.

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