The Mobil station located at 819 West Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown opted to charge a $2 difference in cash versus credit card prices per gallon, and in 24 hours the price has jumped 40 cents.
As of Friday the price for regular unleaded was $3.99 a gallon for cash customers and $5.99 a gallon for credit. Just yesterday that the station was charging $3.59 a gallon for regular for cash customers and $5.59 a gallon for credit.
The station sparked regional to use their credit cards rather than cash.
"The price here is from the management and what the boss wants is what we we will change," an employee at the station said Friday afternoon. "What they do I follow."
Calls to the gas station manager were not returned by time of publication.