Sheetz, a large convenience store and gas station chain has announced that it will be selling its unleaded gasoline at a price of $1.99 per gallon as a way to celebrate the coming Thanksgiving Holiday.
This new special price point is expected to run from the 21 of November all the way through the 28th of November at all of the company’s locations that sell Unleaded 88 gasoline. The company has its headquarters out in Pennsylvania and its stores are spread out through West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina.
“Sheetz is a family owned and operated company and we are always looking for ways to help the communities we serve,” explained CEO Travis Sheetz in a release. “We are excited to extend this offer to our customers as many of them start hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.”
This new promotion goes live just at the national average price per gallon for gasoline has climbed all the way up to $3.64 per gallon, as reported by data from AAA, which shows an almost 53% spike in price since Old Uncle Joe took office at the start of last year. The average price is $3.41 per gallon in Virginia and $4.01 per gallon in Pennsylvania.
Officials for the Biden administration have made the claim that the recently seen drops in gas prices from their record-shattering level of $5.00 per gallon this past summer are due to the extreme efforts of President Joe Biden himself. “Every month, the typical two-driver family saves about $120 at the pump compared to where we were in mid-June,” exclaimed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a recent press conference. “Every day, Americans save about $420 million at the pump compared to mid-June.”
In what seems to be a response to the rapid increase in energy prices that have been among the most oppressive factors behind the recent inflationary pressures, Biden announced this past March that his administration would pull out close to 180 million barrels from the nations Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a large emergency stockpile of crude oil which is intended to be used to smooth out any supply disruptions throughout the energy sector. The final transactions for the last 15 million barrels will clear by the end of the year.
Additionally, the price of food has been feeling inflationary pressures as well over the past few years. Earlier this past month, Aldi, a large grocery train, announced a promotion in the same vein in which its cusomters can get discounts as large as 30% for various items marked as Thanksgiving staples. “Providing amazing products at the absolute lowest prices is what we’ve always done, and we know right now that’s more important than ever,” expressed Dave Rinaldo, the president of ALDI U.S. via a press release. “We expect to welcome tens of millions of customers in our stores this Thanksgiving season, and we want them to know they can count on us.”