Price of fuel in Nowhere
By Jon Van Essen
October 13, 2008
Well I guess the fuel distributors here in town need to make
up for their losses in the stock market the past few weeks, I
see the price is on the rise today (1 penny) while our fellow
citizens in the lower 48 are enjoying the large drop in the price
for a barrel of oil. If you go to Gasbuddy.com
you will see what I'm talking about. Here are a few examples
of how we compare around the nation when it comes to the price
for a gallon of gas.
Ketchikan, AK $4.35 Gal
Seattle, WA $2.99 Gal
Orlando, FL $2.91 Gal
Juneau, AK $4.25 Gal (They must get a different barge than
Portland OR $2.95 Gal
Anchorage AK $3.79 Gal
Detroit, MI $2.69 Gal
Corpus Cristie TX $2.38 Gal (Didn't this area just get hit by
a Hurricane and loose most of its refineries?)
I know we have always paid a little more But a dollar plus seems
a bit extreme. A year ago this time we were paying about $3.47
a gal, the price for a barral of oil was about if not higher
than it closed on Friday.
I have sent the Alaska State
Attourney General a letter requesting to look in to why our fuel
prices are so high I.E price gouging. I encourage anyone else
who's tired of getting gouged at the pump to do the same.
Jon Van Essen
Received October 12, 2008 -
Published October 13, 2008
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