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Competitors Sue Gas Station for Setting Prices Too Low

Gas stations in Waukesha, Wisconsin, are suing a competitor for allegedly setting gas prices illegally low. Above, a shot of a gas pump in Wisconsin. KAREN BLEIER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Gas stations in Waukesha, Wisconsin, are suing a competitor for allegedly setting gas prices illegally low. Above, a shot of a gas pump in Wisconsin. KAREN BLEIER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Amid historic gas prices nationwide, several stations are taking drastic action against a competitor keeping prices considerably low.

Several competing stations in the area around Woodman’s Market in Waukesha, Wisconsin, have filed a lawsuit against the location alleging that it’s selling gasoline below cost, according to local ABC News affiliate WISN. The locations claim that this is in violation of Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act.

Court documents obtained by WISN name companies that operate nearby BP and Shell gas stations as plaintiffs in the case. Both are demanding $80,000 in restitution, an amount based on the 40 days they claim Woodman’s has been keeping prices too low.

As of Saturday, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Wisconsin was around $3.93, according to data from AAA. Woodman’s currently offers gas at $3.59 a gallon, based on listings Newsweek acquired from GasBuddy. BP and Shell locations in Waukesha listed prices of $3.89-3.99 a gallon.

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