When my preferred Shell station abandoned the brand, I started hitting up Circle K stores, most often the one at NW 39th and Penn. One thing has been consistent: the 50-cent gap between unleaded regular and V-Power.
Wednesday I noticed I was lower on fuelstuffs than I’d expected, and I pulled into the EZ Mart on the way home. (Wednesday, weatherwise, had the unpleasant feel of a day in early February.) The Mart, which for years has eschewed ethanol, was 50 cents higher for regular than the nearest Circle K. Weirdly, though, the premium for Premium was a mere 30 cents.
If this means anything, I’m not quite sure what it is, although Circle K has been closing some of its stores lately.