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Low Gas Prices Prompt Long Lines at Raleigh Gas Pump

Posted May 18, 2007 1:10 p.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2007 6:30 p.m. EDT

— For a few hours Friday, a gas station in Raleigh was a popular spot among motorists.

The Raceway on South Saunders Street was selling gas for $2.88 a gallon, which caused traffic jams around the store. Sheri Youssef said she had been waiting nearly an hour to get gas.

"I had no idea it was going to be like this when I got here," she said.

After a while, the gas station raised the price to $2.94 a gallon, 9 cents cheaper than the average in Raleigh.

"This is outrageous, (but) nothing we can do about it, but live with it," driver Ronnie Moore said.

"We are supposedly a super power, but yet we are held captive by the oil companies. What is it? I don't understand it," driver Paul Williams said.