Perhaps you have also noticed this.
Gas stations closest to the interstate exit ramps have the most expensive gas.
Of course this is for our convenience. Easy on, easy off.
Sometimes there is only one gas station at an exit. Or it is not reasonable to drive another 7 miles to the next station.
Often, though, there will be one or a few gas stations very close to an interstate exit while a short distance away (less than 2 miles) there is a small town or suburbia.
On one road trip, gas prices were 40 cents higher close to the interstate. I drove half a mile to save 40 cents a gallon.
I am definitely not the type of person to drive around town looking to save 3 cents a gallon whenever I fill up. When my car needs gas, I combine a fill up trip with some other task.
Same with road trips.
I will drive an extra half mile to five miles (each way) to get cheaper gas because I am also stocking up on groceries, eating at a fantastic diner I read about, or visiting a fascinating roadside attraction.
How about you? What other places have you noticed inflated prices?
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