As prices continue to fall, Grandy gas war continues in Currituck

By on December 4, 2018

Gas prices are continuing to nosedive, and even the Outer Banks is starting to see more reasonable prices.

The average price of regular unleaded in North Carolina is now 2.33 a gallon. Some stations on the beach have dropped as low as 2.45, equaling a number of inland stations.

Meanwhile, the Grandy gas war in lower Currituck County continues, where one station was down to 2.19 Monday evening.

And just across the state line, prices in Chespaeake have dropped below $2.

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Joey D

Gas $1.92 WAWA in Chesapeake


Prove to me it cost more to get gas across that bridge. And I’ll quit complaining. I work for a gas hauling business. They aren’t charging more to gas stations in kitty hawk from currituck. It’s the gas stations


$1.96/gal at Wawa. $0.50 more expensive per gal here. COLLUSION among gas places here. GOUGE!


I deal directly with truckers across the entire state from Durham to the coast and SC to VA on a daily basis and have never heard of anyone being charged a fee to cross inland waterways with commercial vehicles.

got gas for $239.9 gal at Sunoco in Avon on Friday, 12-7-18–with Sunoco card got it for $ 2.34 gal–was up the beach on Wed, 12-05 and best I could do was $2.45 gal-clerk didn’t know why

got gas for $239.9 gal at Sunoco in Avon on Friday, 12-7-18

Face it … Outer Banks is overpriced everywhere you look. As a local of 20 years, this place is the toughest place to live. Job pay is not commiserate with experience, housing is overpriced, food and gas are overpriced. All because it’s a damn sandbar. A glorified sandbar. Let’s rape the people that live here and make it possible for the tourists to enjoy their stay. Yeah, let’s piss on the locals … exactly what happens.

So you don’t think the local oil shippers fix the prices! .45 cents per gallon pays for a lot of shipping. Residents need to constantly write leters and complain to the Utilities Comm. till they get tired of hearing complaints.
Travelers tell us “we have the highest gas prices in the country”.

Kitty Hawk Resident

Tony – An Average Gas Tanker truck hold 9,000 gallons. The price difference is between Grandy and the OBX is around $0.25 per gallon. Doing the math that’s $2,250.00 per truck. You’re saying the state charges that much tax for 1 truck to cross the Wright Memorial bridge. Really!!!

I always stop at the Wawa in Chesapeake which was $2.00 per gallon the weekend before last or Grandy to fill up. I never get gas on the OBX because they people are price gouging

Tony in CH

The reason gas is more expensive here is that the state charges a fee for all commercial vehicles crossing the bridge over the intracoastal waterway in Currituck and the Wright Memorial Bridge. Nothing more.

Frank booth

No collusion. You’re the collusion. You.


My guess is cost of doing business is higher on the beach. I have a business here and compared to my fellow business owners inland it costs more to do business here. Everything must come further away from shipping centers.
Insurance rates are also higher. Wind, flood etc….
Real estate is also more expensive (think housing). Business owners must pay workers to attract them. I do anyway. As your esteemed president has said “No collusion…”. Businesses aren’t calling each other and setting prices. We don’t have cartels.

Just my two cents


On my inland rounds I saw gas in Ahoskie @ $2.04, with Morgan’s Corner and Camden @ $2.15.

Pure T durn greed on the part of the station owners here. Nothing else!!!


Still don’t understand why a gal. Of gas is about 10% higher on the beach than a few miles over the bridge. Officials say “no collusion” on pricing. Funny how every beach price falls within a few cents of each other. I know people who refuse to buy gas on the OBX. Is this a trend?