Prices at the pump
By Susan Bachant
September 12, 2005
Mr. Fraley, maybe you should get your facts straight prior to
attacking our local fuel retailers. Prices at the pump are set
by the price given by OPIS for some stations at the time the
barge arrives and for others based on the weekly OPIS rates.
A barge arrived this last week and unfortunately the OPIS price
at the time was significantly higher than previous prices. If
you actually knew how fuel was calculated by the local retailers
you would be amazed. There are state, federal, and local taxes,
high insurance premiums and required inspections that cost money.
I think you would be surprised to find that their profit margin
is significantly lower than the profit margin for a gallon of
milk or even a gallon of water
With the maybe the exception
of a certain grocery chain-owned store the folks who own the
retail gas stations here are good people who are out to make
a decent living. They are not the millionaires you make them
out to be.
Look to the cause, the oil
companies themselves but don't attack our local people.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Fuel Prices By John Fraley - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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