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    Gas Wars Have Bismarck Residents Smiling

    Retailers wonder how long the low prices will last.

    BISMARCK, N.D. -- A monthlong gas price war in this city has many residents smiling, and some small retailers frowning, according to an Associated Press report.

    "They don't have a large enough volume to go without a margin for a sustained period of time," said Russ Hanson, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association.

    The price of a gallon of unleaded in Bismarck-Mandan is down to as low as $1.29, as much as 20 cents lower than some other cities.

    Tony Turitto, who owns a Bismarck-Mandan dry cleaning business that has vehicles on the road every day, said he isn't saving enough on gas to pay his utility bill.
    "But it's enough to cover a pizza party," he said.

    Tom Fetsch, who co-owns two local convenience stores, said the low gas prices are good for consumers, but he does not know how long they will last.

    "It could be a couple of days, a couple of months ... it could be indefinite," he said.

    The AP reported that gas prices in Grand Forks are $1.30 per gallon at some stations, $1.35 at others. The stations with the lower prices are saying there is a gas war in the Grand Cities and are not honoring discount coupons until the gas war is over.

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