I was fooled by this sign outside of a local gas station. Don't make the same dumb mistake that I did when you see it or possibly others like it.

If you drive a vehicle in the Hudson Valley or anywhere else in New York State then you're well aware of the rising gas prices. Sadly, it doesn't seem like there's any relief in sight and the fuel prices are continuing to rise. How much has the cost gone up? According to AAA, the cost of fuel in New York State is $4.93. The price in our region is especially high. In Dutchess County where I live the average cost per gallon for regular gas is $4.98.

Like most people in the Hudson Valley I am desperate to find an inexpensive place to fill up my gas tank. You can imagine how I felt when I was traveling down Rte 9 towards Fishkill and saw this sign outside of a Mobile gas station.


I was shocked to see a sign advertising fuel for $3.29 per gallon.

AAA states that it has been a year since gasoline was the cheap. I was driving by this station and I just happen to look up to see the sign briefly. I wasn't paying close attention because I was focusing on the road and I was dealing with late afternoon Rte 9 traffic.

I continued on Rte 9 South for about another tenth of a mile and turned around at the first safe intersection. It turns out the sign was too good to be true as this is what I saw when I went to pull into the station.


I was just at this station last summer. When did it close? Don't make the same mistake that I did when you're looking for inexpensive fuel.

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