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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.

Phil McElroy
Ketchikan, AK

About: "38 year resident of Ketchikan."

Received November 27, 2008 - Published November 30, 2008



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