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Drivers Get 'Pumped Up' Over Low Gas Prices In Johnston County

Posted August 7, 2000

— Motorists along Highway 70 in Johnston County are finding a bargain on gas.

In the town of Princeton, a gas war between stations has the price for regular as low as $1.29 per gallon. The price is 17 cents less than most stores just a few miles away.

Customers are taking advantage of the low price at William Ormond's station. He says the crowds are helping him make his profit.

"I feel like we're doing more volume, and we're making more money than we were when the price was high," he says. "On our regular (gasoline), we're making about the same margin, we did when it was up high."

Ormond says oil companies just raised prices Monday an average 2.5 cents per gallon.

As prices waver, Ormond says he will hold the line at $1.29 for now.


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