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All we hear is doubletalk
April 30, 2013 - Jim Smith
It never fails to amaze me that once I leave the Mid-Ohio Valley, the price of gasoline seems to drop dramatically -- most of the time.
Yes, there have been a few trips to the Columbus area or to the nation's capital when gasoline was the same price as here or a little more, but usually it is well below what we pay.
This past weekend when we left Parkersburg gasoline was about$3.59 a gallon. When we stopped in Hancock, Md., for dinner and fuel, gasoline was $3.37 a gallon. On the way back to Parkersburg late Monday afternoon, we again stopped in Hancock and gasoline at three different stations still was $3.37 a gallon.
Think of our surprise when we hit the Parkersburg city limits and saw gasoline at $3.79 a gallon -- 42 cents a gallon more than we paid just a few hours earlier and maybe a couple hundred miles to the east.
I have to admit, I have never understood why we pay so much more here, and every time we try to get to the reason, all we get is doubletalk. Just once I'd like to hear a reason that is logical and makes good old-fashioned sense.
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