Sheetz celebrated Independence Day by reducing its gas prices to $1.776 a gallon. This pricing commemorated the year when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The promotion began at 12:01 a.m. on July 4th and continued all day or while promotional gallons lasted. The discounted price applied to regular, E85 (flex fuel), unleaded 88, mid-grade and premium fuel grades at all of Sheetz 675-plus locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. It did not apply to any diesel or ethanol-free (E0) fuel offerings.
“Sheetz is a family-owned and operated company and we are always looking for ways to assist the communities and customers that we serve,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “We hope this discount helps our customers keep a little more change in their wallets as they travel to celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family.”
Several outlets reported that the promotion was a success, with customers lining up to purchase fuel. According to triblive.com, the discounted price was about half of Pennsylvania’s statewide average price of $3.64. The site noted that “lengthy lines were seen at Sheetz locations,” and CBS News Pittsburgh reported that “Sheetz locations were packed full of vehicles just after midnight.”
Sheetz is expanding into Michigan, with its first store set to open near Detroit.