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Station's pumps don't like rising gas prices

Posted May 26, 2008

— One area gas station has stopped selling mid-grade and premium fuel because prices have outpaced its pumps.

The Express Mart on Main Street in Fuquay-Varina has older-model pumps – some won't register more than $2.99 a gallon, and most won't go over $3.99, a manager said.

The manager said he has ordered equipment to change the prices, but the station will have to stop selling gas altogether if regular gas tops $4 a gallon before the equipment arrives.


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  • djcnty8 May 27, 2008

    Maybe the owner just needs to take a stand and stop selling gas all together and see what the oil companies do. Myabe if station owners get involved the oil companies will get the point.

    Time to start walking or biking to work.

  • msudawg May 27, 2008

    The thing that really irritates me (other than the price of gas) is the stations that are charging close to $4/gallon and their pumps don't work properly, the cut off, the gas nozzles are in bad shape. If you are going to charge this much at least let us pump this liquid gold properly.

  • ncman May 27, 2008

    Steve, I remember that when they did that they change the distribution to half gallons.

  • Steve Crisp May 27, 2008

    When I was first driving and gas hit $1.00 per gallon, a lot of the pumps couldn't handle it then. So they took the price of gas, divided it by two, and that was the pump price with the very visible instructions to double the price readout to determine your actual cost.

  • Just WhiskeyKel May 27, 2008

    Join the club.

  • IceCreamMan May 26, 2008

    wow....that owner is really on the ball.