For the past month, three gas stations next to the US 127 exit in Houghton Lake have waged a price war with each other for the cheapest gas. Unleaded on October 16, 2015 at one gas station was $1.81 a gallon. In September the low price was $1.36. Most other gas stations in area are between $2.33 to $2.38.
The three gas stations involved – Marathon, Citgo, and B & B along M 55 are involved with the gas war. None of them have said why the price war is going on or how long it will last.
With firearm deer season coming up and archery deer season underway, many people who travel in the autumn will find the cheapest gas around in Houghton Lake. No one knows how long it will last, so fill up while you still can.