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Gas Prices
By Jerilyn Lester


January 14, 2009

My question to all that live and do business with the two stations on Tongass Avenue is: If the price of $2.49.9 is as low as they can go, how can Tatusada's sell their gas for $1.99 a gallon? The answer is that both Chevron and Safeway are charging you $.50 a gallon to be on that corner and for you to see their signs.

I for one am buying my gas at Tatusada s because it doesn't cost me $.50 to get there from anywhere on the road system and also because if we all did this then maybe the price of fuel would come down when the others have to sit on old fuel because the people with guts in this town will actually stand up to them and shop elsewhere because they are price gouging and even if Alaska doesn't have a law against it that doesn't mean that it isn't going on.

So what are you going to do? Be whipped by the two really convenient stations or go a little out of your way and get gas where it is less expensive to prove that the two on the west end can't do this to us.

We are known for our spirit but lately I haven't seen that since the protest.

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 08, 2009 - Published January 14, 2009


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