These smaller "cash-only" gas stations normally sell gas at a lower price than the larger chains mainly because they don't have the overhead of credit card surcharges and fees. However, some of these "cash-only" station have already raised prices higher than their larger competitors (Shell, Exxon, etc.). The Freestate station in Rockville, Maryland, on the corner of Hungerford Drive (Rockville Pike) and N. Washington Street, has already raised its prices for regular unleaded from $2.91 (in the morning) to over $3.00 just this afternoon; they're likely to raise their prices again when their supply becomes scarce.
An Exxon gas station owner on the same street of N. Washington in Rockville, Maryland mentioned that he had purchased 6,000 gallons for delivery to his station on September 1st and will be raising his price slightly but will still be under $3.00 a gallon.
You may want to fill up your gas tanks before September 1st, 2005.
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