MILL, SC - Millers Produce and Gas station, located 300 yards from the North Carolina border, has undergone its third expansion in the past seven years, capitalizing on a large price disparity in state fuel taxes that has spiked demand at its station from North Carolina residents, WBTV.com reports.
North Carolina€™s gas tax is now the sixth highest in the country, which has created a 30 cents per gallon price difference between Millers and its North Carolina competitors. As a result, the station, which now features 24 pumps (up from four seven years ago), is continuously inundated with business.
"Saving 20 to 25 cents, that makes a difference," said Tim Peyton, a North Carolina resident.
For more on border bleed, see "Run for the Border" in the October 2010 issue of NACS Magazine.