Gas price war at Brookfield stations draw lines of vehicles

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Shell and Clark gas stations near 31st and Maypole in Brookfield
The Shell and Clark gas stations near 31st and Maple in Brookfield were engaged in a gas price war July 15, 2017 that drew lines of vehicles.

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- A good ol' fashioned gas price war on Saturday drew lines of vehicles in west suburban Brookfield at two competing stations.

The owners of both the Shell and Clark stations at 31st and Maple said they would keep it going until their supplies were gone. By 10:30 p.m., both stations were closed and the price of gas was posted as $2.49.

However, earlier in the day, the Shell station cut its prices to 78 cents per gallon as part of a customer appreciation day special.

The Clark station across the street decided to get into the fun and lowered their prices.

At one point, both stations were at 70 cents.

One gas station owner said that he was low on gas and would not continue the promotion on Sunday. The other owner said he is ready to continue the war.