“If you have something, you have to share it with other people,” said Jaswiendre Singh, owner of a Phoenix gas station.
Imagine the times we’re living through that seeing $5.19 per gallon at the gas station is a bargain.
Nevertheless there’s at least one person bucking the trend of rising prices—a Sikh man in Phoenix who loses hundreds of dollars a day by selling gasoline at 50 cents cheaper than what he buys it for.
Back in March, Singh was peddling 10 cents under market price, but as inflation, lack of long-term investment in oil drilling, and the decision to close off trade with Russia have all risen the AAA national average of gas to a level before seen in the States, Singh, who praises God for his ability to help his neighbors, would not be deterred.
“God gave me help. It doesn’t matter. We are not here to make money right now. I’m very happy to help the other people,” he told AZ Family. Despite losing $500 per day, he and his wife are working longer hours in their store next to the pumps in order to make up the difference.
This isn’t the first difficult period during which he decided to lend a hand: Ut was actually in 2007 when Singh bought the gas station, which he did in order to lower prices during that recession.
He’s become a well-shared address on social media over the last week, with one commenter remarking, “some heroes wear turbans.”
Where to head for cheaper gas if you’re in the area? That’d be 1949 Osborn Rd and 20th Phoenix, AZ.
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