Although many drivers are still feeling the squeeze at the pump, there is some relief to be found in Sevierville’s newly reduced gasoline prices. Currently, some Sevierville gas stations are selling a gallon of gasoline for 13 cents less than stations located in Seymour.
“The tourist traffic is helping keep the price down,” said Lynn Whitman, manager of Murphy’s Express in Sevierville. “There is a lot of competition for gas in this area and all of the stations here have to be more aggressive to remain open.”
As of April 24, Murphy’s Express was selling a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline for $3.54. When this price is compared to Seymour Speedway Market fuel price of $3.63 consumers can see a clear difference.
“It is all about the competition in the area,” said Yogi Batel, owner of Seymour Speedway Market. “It’s not that they get their gas for any cheaper, we just do different things to improve our location for our customers.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.