A gas station owner in Phoenix, Arizona, says it’s worth it to offer gas cheaper than he’s buying for even though he’s losing hundreds of dollars every day.
Jaswiendre Singh, who owns the gas station at the corner of Osborn Road and 20th Street, is purchasing gas from his supplier for $5.66 a gallon. But he is selling the gas for $5.19 a gallon.
That is 47 cents cheaper than the purchase price.
With customers buying around 1,000 gallons per day on average, Singh is losing out on around $500 a day.
But he says it’s worth it.
“To give a break to the customer and my community. People don’t have the money right now,” Singh told AZ Family. “My mother and my father did teach us to help if you have something. If you have something you have to share with other people.”
Singh and his wife are working more to offset the losses they are feeling at the pump.
“God gave me help. It doesn’t matter. We are not here to make money right now. I’m very happy to help the other people.”