Gas Price Questions
By Phil McElroy
November 30, 2008
In my teens, I worked for a gas station in Idaho when the price
of gas was 35 cents per gallon. I moved to Ketchikan (1969) and
got a job at City Center gas station and was taken back by the
increase in price, roughly 30 cents more per gallon.
Traditionally that difference has been the norm and was attributed
to shipping gas to Ketchikan by tug and barge. A few years back,
one gas station in the Ketchikan area sold their gas for a 50
cent per gallon profit. We continue to hear about the lag times
that dictate the price of gas here.
The questions I have for the bulk plants and service stations
are: How much gasoline does Ketchikan consume between barge deliveries?
How often does Ketchikan receive gas deliveries? How much gasoline
is in inventory or reserves? An answer to these questions may
clear up some confusion.
Bellingham, WA gas price on 11/27/2008, High $2.09 Low $1.69,
need I say more.
About: "38 year resident
Received November 27, 2008
- Published November 30, 2008
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