Running on empty

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005

This is the question of the hour. I know that the prices of gas have budged a bit, so we all know that the gas stations have received a new batch of petro from down south. The gas suppliers in this town need to realize that they cannot have their cake and eat it too. And I quote from the horse's mouth when they deemed to respond to the price increases earlier this year. "We need to charge what it is going to cost to replace the gas we are selling. If we don't do that we are going to go out of business."

So if this logic plays out, they charged us a lot more for what it was going to cost to replace the gas they paid less for. Now should they not charge us less now that the price to replace their inventory is what it was six months ago? Prices down south have returned to within a dime or so of what they were six months before the storms devastated the Gulf Coast, so why haven't they returned to those prices here?

I dare a single gas supplier to buck the price gouging trend that has been prevalent in Juneau and follow through with the logic that was thrown around when it suited your own needs.

Charles Drummond


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