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City sees gas price war

August 12, 2014 • Local News

Top: The Chisum Travel Center just north of city limits was one of several locations in Roswell Tuesday where regular gas could be purchased for $2.99 a gallon. Above left: On Saturday, gas was as low as $2.89 at the Allsup’s convenience store at North Main Street and Country Club Road. Above right: Gas at the Brewer convenience store on North Main Street across from Pioneer Bank was at the top end of gas prices in Roswell Tuesday at $3.39. (Timothy P. Howsare Photos)

 

By Jeff Tucker

and Dylanne Petros

Record Staff Writers

 

While regular-grade gasoline prices are averaging $3.45 a gallon statewide, Roswell motorists are seeing substantially lower fuel prices in what some service station employees said was an apparent gas war.

On Monday and Tuesday, several Roswell gas stations were selling gas at about 50 cents a gallon less than the state average.

Roswell was the only city in the state this week with stations selling gas for less than $3 a gallon, according to NewMexicoGasPrices.com.

Local regular-grade gas prices ranged from $2.93 a gallon to $3.49 on Monday and Tuesday.

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