Gas Prices, You know it !
By Ed Vitorino
January 06, 2009
Yes, we are going to keep talking about it. This time I find
it funny and very interesting of how these fuel stations are
ripping off the tax payers (at the pump) and not to mention friends
and neighbors of the fuel station owners. Are they really your
friends at that point?
Check this out. I commend Tatsuda's IGA for lowering their regular
gasoline price to $1.99. That is awesome. Safeway assistant manager
last week told me that they report competition prices to headquarters
twice a day. Lets see what's going to come out of that. I do
find it ridiculous the fact that the difference between regular
to premium and super are huge. Historically they should be .10
cents difference from each other. Diesel on the other hand is
a subject on its own. It's a bi-product of gasoline and still
cheaper to manufacture due to new EPA regulations. We have a
much bigger use for diesel then regular gas. Its home and industrial
heating, generators, construction trucks, fishing boats, ferry
boats, etc. and the price will not come down easily. The demand
for diesel is much higher and worst of all, winter is here and
we need it for heating. Truthfully, my heating budget has never
been better. Between a wood stove in the living room and the
4 auto temperature electric heaters throughout the house have
saved me thousands. Yes thousands. Electric is only .09 cents
a kilowatt here and I can run these heaters that were purchased
I also commend Ken Horn and many others for taking part of their
day off to stand on those 2 corners in the cold weather. I thank
The oil industry today is hurting because there is lower demand
and higher supply. That's why OPEC met and reduced the output
by 2 million barrels a day. Soon they will have to do it again.
If we can reduce the consumption of gas and diesel in town, the
same thing will happen. Pick a gas station that offers the cheapest
gas. On the east coast people traveled a long way to get the
cheapest gas. We have only one road on this Island and people
work and do business mostly in town. Tatsuda's is the place to
go right now with $1.99 as per the other writers.
Received December 23, 2008
- Published January 06, 2009
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