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Old 11-06-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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I've been meaning to ask this question for a while now, but what's the deal with this Exxon station in downtown Bethesda that has like $4.30 gas prices? I can't think of the location of it for some reason, but I know the prices are extremely expensive.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I've been meaning to ask this question for a while now, but what's the deal with this Exxon station in downtown Bethesda that has like $4.30 gas prices? I can't think of the location of it for some reason, but I know the prices are extremely expensive.
For economic reasons, the gas prices in Bethesda have always been high, perhaps the high price of real estate. There's one on Old Georgetown Road when you get off 270 which was at least 60 cents higher than prices in Silver Spring. The Beemers and Mercedes continue to stop there.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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Most of the gas stations in downtown Bethesda are going to be re-developed, so there's not much competition. I suspect they'll be able to keep prices high. I wish I had a Tesla

You're right though, that station is the highest priced that I've seen in the area.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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If you're talking about the one on Old Georgetown, it's absolutely ridiculous.

I usually go out of way way not to get gas in NW DC/inside the Beltway Montgomery, but one evening a couple months ago I was in a rush and couldn't stop before heading to DC and by the time I was heading back to Germantown my car was nearly running on fumes so I had no choice. At that point the nearest station was the one you're referring to and the price for premium (my car only takes 91+) was a whopping $4.99. I was shocked and annoyed beyond belief, but I had no choice so I literally put just enough in the tank to get to a cheaper station closer to home. It felt like I was poring liquid gold into my tank.

I think part of the reason that station's prices are so high (besides being practically "in the city," and in a very wealthy community) is because they've torn down nearly all of the other gas stations in dtwon Bethesda as wildcat3 said. The Sunoco at Wisconsin and Battery Ln, and the Shell at Woodmont and Old Georgetown are also on the chopping block. Within a couple years it will be just the two Liberties on Bradley and this waaay overpriced Exxon.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Pro tip: If you shop at Giant and have rewards points, there's a new Giant gas station on connecticut avenue in Chevy Chase. Take jones bridge or east west highway over there. It's a bargain if you've earned Giant rewards points.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:07 AM
 
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My apologies for the late reply, but I do believe that the Exxon is on Old Georgetown, while its never busy, I usually see a car or two at the pump when I drive by which makes me scratch my head and wonder if these people just don't care about the prices or is there last resort before their vehicles break down. Whatever the problem is, I don't understand these people nor do I understand that specific Exxon, I understand Bethesda is expensive, but it's not so lavish that people shouldn't mind spending four or five dollars at the pump.

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After looking at Google Maps, I've found that it is indeed the Old Georgetown location that I'm speaking of; I'll post a direct link below to the station and whoever decides to look at it can see the prices of gas by using Google Streetview. Even when I look at the Streetview image there is a car there, I just don't see how that place gets business.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=exxon...hesda&t=m&z=17
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Gas stations are vanishing from Washington’s inner suburbs - The Washington Post

Here is a Post article about disappearing gas stations in Bethesda-like wildcat3 said with not much competition prices there are probably not going to get any better
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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I've been meaning to ask this question for a while now, but what's the deal with this Exxon station in downtown Bethesda that has like $4.30 gas prices? I can't think of the location of it for some reason, but I know the prices are extremely expensive.
I've seen the Old Georgetown Exxon go as high as $4.80, for midgrade. That is just outright robbery

Cheapest gass is in Loudoun and Beltsville....
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