When the famously expensive Watergate Exxon gas station closed for renovations and an operator switch last year, the fate of the station's prices was unclear. Always hovering high above prices elsewhere in the city—and even in the neighborhood—the Exxon's prices were a favorite of TV news crews looking to illustrate a story about rising gasoline [...]
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Update, 5:30 p.m.: Mamo writes back to say that Roland Joun, the station's last operator and a longtime thorn in Mamo's side, has sold the business to a new operator. Joun still hasn't responded to a request for comment.
Reports of the demise of the Watergate Exxon—Washington's most expensive gas station—have been exaggerated, according to owner Joe Mamo.
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Good news if you're flying this weekend: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says there was never [...]
Why are gas prices so high at the infamous Watergate Exxon? The District’s gas king, Joe Mamo, turned out for a D.C. Council hearing Friday toting a slide show aimed at answering that question—or at least deflecting allegations that his company, Capitol Petroleum Group, is to blame.
On June 12, when the Watergate station was peddling [...]
The robber barons are back!
Or at least, the specter of them was back this morning, as a group of ExxonMobil station operators, led by their lobbyist Bruce Bereano, called on city officials today to free them—and District drivers—from gas mogul Joe Mamo, whom the operators and their lobbyist accused of price gouging.
“You have absolutely no competition [...]
An attorney for Joe Mamo rejects claims that the D.C. gas station kingpin is driving up the cost of gas, pointing the finger instead at the operators of stations like the Watergate Exxon, where prices topping $5 a gallon have caused public outrage and consternation this spring. (How complicated is the gas business? Mamo’s company, [...]
Gas prices around the District have been hovering at or above $4 a gallon for a while, and city officials are starting to wonder whether they should be a bit lower. D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan says his office has launched an antitrust investigation into Capitol Petroleum Group LLC, owner of about half the gas [...]