prices in Ketchikan
By Marlene Thibert
May 28, 2007
In response to the letter concerning fuel prices in Ketchikan,
my daughter lives and works at a fuel station in your beautiful
town. She e-mailed this site to me in dismay that a local would
feel this way of another LOCAL that has held a business on the
rock for 40 yrs. The monies that get spent at your Chevron station
at least it stays in your community. The owner does not open
for 5 months then close for the rest of the year. Did I mention
the money stays in your community?
I too at one point felt as if the owners of fuel stations in
general had been gouging citizens. My daughter corrected me on
that. She sat with me and explained to me that due to the fact
that everything is either barged or flown to Ketchikan, prices
on everything are higher. The comment with prices changing everyday,
if you look into the law, if a business is within so many miles
of one another they MUST stay in competitive prices with one
I live in Homer, AK. Our fuel price here runs about $ 3.459,
I drive a SUV -- imagine my fill up. The news of south prices
that you heard are incorrect. If you had truly done your homework
before your uncalled for finger pointing, Chevron in Northgate
Seattle fuel price is $3.359 per gallon, at Bodimer's grocery
in Ohio the price is the same. Let's go a bit further south to
Palm Springs, California where the price is $ 3.659.
I would suggest approaching
the owner of Chevron in a different manner. I have visited
my daughter in your fair town and I have spoke with the owner
and he was not defensive as you state him to be. The owner
and employees had been just the opposite.
Received May 28, 2007 - Published May 28, 2007
About: "I too thought
that I was being gouged until my daughter set me straight!!!"
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