By DeAnn Karlson
September 02, 2008
I read the letter regarding the local price of gas, and I too
have some questions.
It's been explained to me in the past that gas stations buy their
inventory at various times and various prices. That part I understand.
However, what I'm confused about is that there for several weeks,
the price per gallon was increasing weekly - sometimes 2-3 times
in one week. However, now that the price of oil has stabilized
and even decreased, I've never once seen our gas price go down.
If someone can explain to me why that is, I'd greatly appreciate
it. It just seems to me if you can increase the price on such
a quick basis, you should also be able to decrease the price
in the same manner.
Obviously I don't own a gas station, and I understand the difficulties
of owning and running a business here. However, I also feel
like the the local community that support the variety of local
businesses and have been responsible for their continuing success
should not be taken for granted either. Prices for everything
have gone up but wages are not. Eventually something is going
to give - it may mean carpooling and using alternative forms
of transportation which, I would imagine, would have some impact
on the local gas stations.
Thank you in advance as I'm sure someone will enlighten regarding
how this system works.
About: "Long-time Ketchikan
resident who does a lot of driving."
Received August 29, 2008 -
Published September 02, 2008
gas prices By Karen Ramsey
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