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A man in Phoenix is losing hundreds of dollars every day after cutting nearly 50 cents a gallon at his gas station to help customers cope with soaring fuel prices.
Jaswiendre Singh, who runs the business on the corner of Osborn Road and 20th Street, showed The Arizona family Wednesday that he buys gasoline from a supplier for $5.66 a gallon but sells it for only $5.19 a gallon.
Singh started offering discounts in March, reducing the purchase price of the service station by 10 cents. But with gas prices still on the rise, he wanted to help even more.
“[I do it] to give the client and my community a break,” Singh told Arizona’s Family. “People don’t have any money right now.
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“My mom and dad taught us to help out if you have something,” he continued. “If you have something you need to share with other people.”
With the gas station selling about 1,000 gallons a day, Singh loses about $500 a day. As a result, he and his wife work longer hours.
Despite the losses, Singh said it was worth it: “God helped me. It does not matter. We’re not here to make money right now. I am very happy to help others.
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Twitter users praised Singh’s gesture. “Some heroes wear turbans”, a wrote.
Another one commented, “A true American. Good job Mr. Singh.
It’s not the first time Singh has helped customers spend less money – in 2007 he reportedly bought the gas station and lowered prices during the recession the following year.
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