Gas Wars Are Back
(Granite Falls, NC) -- Lines of vehicles stretched out onto the shoulder of US 321 in Caldwell County as the most recent chapter of the Catawba Valley gas wars was launched yesterday.
The Wilco Hess station at US 321 and Pinewood Road displayed a low $2.129 price for regular gas early Friday morning, that by 5-cents the lowest seen in the immediate area. Then by late in the afternoon, even though no other area station matched that price, the station lowered the price for unleaded regular to $2.069, and the lines formed. The station taped off access from Pinewood, leaving one way in and out of the station from US 321, but most gas bargain seekers managed to maneuver through the instant vehicle maze.
HT: Environmental Economics