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$3.33 a Gallon! Take Advantage of the Woodbridge Gas Price Wars!

Now's the time to fill 'er up as Wawa and Hess duke it out over gasoline prices - and drivers reap the rewards.


When Wawa moved into Fords this month, it brought more with it than a tasty sub and a good cup of coffee. It brought competition when it opened up the gas pumps.

That has caused an impromptu price war between Wawa, located at the intersection of King George Road and Route 9 South, and nearby Hess.

Two Hess stations, both within the shadow of the mammouth Hess Building and on the north and southbound sides of Route 9, are battling Wawa for who has the best price.

Within days, gasoline prices in the vicinity of Route 9 were at levels not seen for ages. 

As of noon Sunday, Wawa's price for regular gas was $3.37 a gallon. Down the road, both Hess stations undercut the convenience retailer at $3.35 a gallon. Sunday travelers were lined up at both Hess stations, and at one point, backed up out onto Route 9, to take avantage of the price drop.

They should've waited until Monday. By evening, Wawa had dropped their price again, but once again, Hess did even better: gas was selling for $3.33 a gallon.

A Hess attendant laughed that business had been so good, they had run out of tape for receipts. That wasn't stopping customers who were filling up at the discounted gas war price.

"It's great. I haven't seen prices like this in a long, long time," said Sheila Jones, who was shopping at nearby Woodbridge Center and decided it was time to fill up the tank.

"Bring 'er on!" shouted one happy consumer as he applauded the Wawa and Hess price war.

Don't forget to check out Woodbridge Patch's gasoline price widget to keep up with the latest gas prices locally.

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jean a. asouline October 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM
If Wawa an American company can sell gas at the same price whether with credit card or cash why not all the other companies???? It is about time We support an American company by using their products.
Gary H October 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Credit card companies charge the retailer about 3% for each transaction. 3% of $3.00 is $.09. And that is why gas is "$3.69 Cash, $3.79 Credit". The extra dime in the cost is to cover the credit card transaction fee. There is no other retailer category out there though that charges the transaction fee to the customer. I mean, imagine if you went to Home Depot or Wegmans and they had 2 different prices, one for cash and one for credit??
John Porcellana October 24, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Personally, I have mixed feelings about this, especially heading into the heating season. While these lower gas prices are most welcome,(for as long as they last)I would like to see heating oil prices drop as well. Won't hold my breath, though, greed is greed any way you look at it.
Cherylanne October 25, 2012 at 08:30 PM
just passed the hess stations and the gas was $3.23 9/10th a gallon. go tank up before the storm hits.

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