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Have you taken advantage of these low gas prices?

According to The Columbus Dispatch, six central Ohio gas stations are battling it out with prices less than $3 per gallon, which is about 40 cents less than the region’s average, according to The stations are all on or near W. 5th Avenue and Olentangy River Road. The current low price is $2.90, which is at three stations: Speedway at 744 W. 5th Ave., GetGo at 1825 W. 5th Ave., and United Dairy Farmers at 993 King Ave.

The battle started early last week with the opening of a new GetGo at 820 W. 3rd Ave. in Grandview Yard, which had promotional pricing for $3.09 for regular unleaded. Others followed suit, and already-low prices began to drop. If you don’t live in that part of town, low prices are in the $3.20s and high prices are in the $3.50s. The region’s average was $3.38 this morning, according to AAA.

Of the six stations below $3, Speedway has three, GetGo had two and United Dairy Farmers has one. Other station owners are choosing not to enter the fray. The Duchess station at 1347 Olentangy River Road is selling regular unleaded for $3.19, which is well below the local average, but high for the neighborhood.

When will the price war end? It could be any minute. Since Speedway has the most stations involved, I would guess that this ends the moment the company – the region’s dominant player –decides to go back to market pricing.