Baltimore Co, MD - It's busy at this Carroll Fuel station on York Road.
It's probably because they have the cheapest gas between the city and Towson.
The locally owned stations typically are lower than some national brands and offer deals like an extra ten cents off per gallon with a car wash.
Some drivers like Lynne even plan their gas stop for times they're in the area.
It's just a couple of pennies it's not that much but it makes a difference in your head." Lynne Davidson of Baltimore says.
And pennies count at this independently owned Spirit gas station on Eastern Avenue.
The owner says he keeps his price low because he's looking for deals when he buys gas from wholesalers.
Faisal Ali says he just wants to stay competitive.
"The business is very tough that's why we try to keep things as low as possible to keep as low as possible to keep our customers, and a lot of loyal customers we have in this area." Ali says.
And you can save a little more money with at the Spirit station if you're willing to pay cash.
“I just like using cash I don't like using credit cards and you want the cheaper price I want the cheaper price...I've done that all the time." Jim Mayes of Dundalk says.
And finding a deal is possible if you're willing to follow a few rules.
Because other than the price on the big board, there are deals to be had.
Giant Shoppers for example can set 10 cents per gallon for every 100 dollars they spend.
Some stations offer discounts on certain days.
And the car wash deal is always welcome especially if your car is covered with salt.
And knowing which stations have deals could save you some cash.
"We urge motorists to look for those deals whether it's paying cash or getting your car washed which is so imperative now with the salt from those snow plows you can use on line internet tools." Mid Atlantic AAA Spokesman Christine Delise says.
There are also discounts to be had at stores like Costco and Sam’s Club for gas but you have to be a member with dues about 60 dollars a years.
Gas is high now but there is even more bad news.
Industry analysts predict that oil could go over 100 dollars a barrel when gas demand goes up in the summer.
That would translate into gas prices of around three dollars and 50 cents a gallon for unleaded.
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