Gas $.30 a Gallon Cheaper in one Southern Tier Town

November 8, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2011 at 12:16 AM EDT

By WKBW Internet

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November 8, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2011 at 12:16 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, NY (WKBW) - Pretty much anywhere in Western New York of late, consumers are paying between $3.60 and $3.70 a gallon for gasoline.

That is, unless, you live in the Town of Springville or are willing to drive there to fill up.

Drivers are paying about $3.42 a gallon in Springville, with some places as low as $3.37 a gallon for cash customers.

Gas stations just a town or two over are over .20 cents a gallon higher, however all the stations in Springville are hovering around $3.40/gallon.

Most believe the close proximity of a number of stations just of Route 219 has created a price war between gas stations, and it's driven the price down more than .10 cents a gallon in just the past week.

For the gas stations, many have said that has led to increased out of town traffic, and higher sales in other areas.

Flo Wade, a resident of Machias, New York, stops in Springville to fill up on the way back from the doctor's office in Buffalo.

"I'll go that distance," she said. "I'm in Buffalo so it's just as easy for me to come down to 219 and stop here for my gas and then go home."

With the prices significantly lower in Springville, it has many wondering just how much other stations are inflating their prices even as the price of oil has dropped.

Many are thinking it's due to a lack of competition.