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Gas Prices Falling in Bridgeville Due to Competition

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (WBOC) - Gas prices are inching lower and lower each day in Bridgeville. Drivers are seeing the signs at Wawa and Uncle Willie's on Route 13 and stopping in to fill up their tanks.

"That's why I came today to get gas," said Kenneth Whaley of Bridgeville. "I've been stopping in three or four times a week."

A new Wawa store opened in Bridgeville in early November, adding to the competition along that stretch of road. Not long after that store opened, the Royal Farms across the street closed for remodeling. That left just one station, a small Uncle Willie's BP station. 

Drivers are taking notice of a little friendly competition.

"I shop where the price is cheaper and that is basically the bottom line," said Harvey Lieberman of Bridgeville.

The Bridgeville Wawa is the first one downstate. The Uncle Willie's station is doing what it can to keep up.

"Ever since the Wawa came into town we've been trying to stay below them to keep our local people happy," said store employee Melissa Cook.

Earlier this month, the stakes rose, as Uncle Willies started slashing prices two cents a day. Wednesday afternoon, the station lowered prices to $2.09 for a gallon of regular gas. About two hours later, Wawa also lowered its prices, to $2.09. 

In a statement, Wawwa says "We will always do our best to have the most competitive pricing and offer our customers value." 

Management at Uncle Willie's says they just want to keep their regulars happy.

"We really don't make anything on the gas so, he's willing to drop it just to keep the business coming," said Cook. 

While the competition heats up, drivers are saving a little more in Bridgeville. 

"When you come up and down the highway and it's 17 cents a gallon more in Greenwood and the same in Seaford, 20 cents a gallon difference. This is convenient," said Mike Duschl of Greenwood. 

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