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South Ga. town paying $5.69 per gallon for gas

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

September 14, 2008

BRONWOOD, GA (WALB) -Drivers around the country are feeling the pinch from hurricane Ike. South Georgia is no exception.

One area station is selling gas for close to $6 per gallon. The S & A convenience store in Bronwood raised their price to $5.69.

Some who live in the small town are screaming price gouging, but one local who knows the owners says the price is high because of what the independent retailer is paying for it.

"The owner called me and said. 'Hey Todd, I know you own a business, you need to fill your truck up, your cars.' They had lines a country mile long, and they called everybody they could. They're not trying to gouge nobody. They're small country people, and they don't have the backing of the big company and chains. People say it's cheaper in Albany, and they're right. They have Shell they have Citgo," said Todd Coe, Bronwood.

The price of diesel at this station like many others in our viewing area is lower than a gallon of regular gas at $3.99.

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