Gas Prices - Is Ketchikan
By Sandy Powers
December 16, 2008
I just read an interesting article on CNNMoney.com, called "Uh-oh:
Gas prices on the rise". It states that the national average
price for a gallon of gas rose to $1.663 from $1.66 the previous
day. Uh-oh, indeed. The article went on to say, "Two states
still have average regular unleaded gas prices of $2 and higher.
The highest gas prices are in Alaska, at $2.689 a gallon. The
remaining 48 states and the District of Columbia have regular
unleaded gas prices below $2. The cheapest gas prices are in
Missouri, at $1.477 a gallon."
Obviously, their figures regarding Alaska are inaccurate, whether
that was a state average or a pump price comparison. Either way,
there is absolutely no excuse for the price gouging here in Ketchikan
with prices still at $3.49 a gallon, and in smaller, more remote
communities it is doubtless even higher.
But my conclusion, based on
reading this article, is that it's entirely possible that (with
the exception of remote bush communities) Ketchikan, Alaska could
well have the highest gas prices in the entire nation. We're
No. 1! And that's an "honor" we could certainly do
Received December 14, 2008
- Published December 16, 2008
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