BRONXVILLE, N.Y. The Bronxville BP Gas Station, located on Palmer Road across the street from Lawrence Hospital, is a scary place to be these days. Manager Anibal Yamin said both customers and staff alike have been frightened by escalating prices at the gas pumps.
"I fear that the days of being able to buy a gallon of gas for under $4 are over," Yamin said Tuesday afternoon.
At the BP station, the only gas station located within the borders of Bronxville, regular gas is selling at $4.20 a gallon, silver gas is selling at $4.50 a gallon and ultimate gas is selling at $4.70 per gallon.
Bronxville taxi driver Chris Sanders said he is busier than ever as more people are leaving their cars home and calling a cab.
"As the gas prices get higher, I am getting more calls," Sanders said. "But I have watched the price of gas go up 10 cents in a matter of days, and it is also painful to my wallet to pay those high prices."
Yamin said he had not expected the costs at the pumps to climb as sharply as they did in recent weeks.
"We have not been getting any complaints, because we are all aware that the prices keep going up," Yamin said. "I fear that the days of buying a gallon of gas for under $4 are over."
Yamin said that in an effort to reward customer loyalty, BP plans on launching a credit card that would reward customers with up to 30 cents off the gallon price.
"They are trying to help the customers in their own way," Yamin said.
One such customer, Bronxville resident Nancee Adams-Taylor seemed more resigned than scared of the price at the pump.
"It is what it is," Adams-Taylor said. "We are all going to have to deal with it."
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