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Gas price increase causes buying frenzy at one station

As gas prices across the country continue to rise, The Food Mart in Richmond is no exception. But while most gas stations raised their prices yesterday, Laura Morgan's didn't.

"I never jump my price, I always wait until the end of the day and give everyone a fair chance to get in," said Morgan.

Because of the lower price, drivers from across the city lined up to fill up, eventually draining her tanks.

Morgan says because of that policy, this isn't the first time her customers have bought every gallon of gas she had.

"During 9/11 we were the only station that didn't change prices, we had them lined up for blocks."

The increased prices affect owners too. Morgan says credit card companies take a higher percentage of the money earned from each gallon and the increases are a trend she doesn't see ending anytime soon because of global economics.

We devalued the dollar by 20 percent two months ago so I was anticipating an increase in all products," she explained.


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