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Are we just too gullible?
January 25, 2010 - Jim Smith
The differences in the price of gasoline as one travels around the Ohio-West Virginia area makes me absolutely livid ... and very curious who's making windfall profits.
Last weekend my wife drove to Delaware, Ohio, to spend the weekend with her soon-to-be 95-year-old mother and her sister who will turn 60 on Jan. 31.
When she filled her car tank Friday in Parkersburg, gasoline was 2.729 a gallon where she normally gets fuel. At the cluster of gas stations at Interstate 70 and Ohio 37, the Granville, Ohio, exit, gasoline at each of the three stations was 2.399 a gallon — a 33-cent difference about two hours northwest of Parkersburg. A couple of cents difference, even a dime or so, I might accept ... but not 33 cents.
On her return drive to Parkersburg, she watched the gasoline prices and the closer she got to home, the higher went the price.
Why? Yes, I know there's always a stream of reasons given, but those only leave me more angry than before the "authorities" start their explanations.
I can only surmise those in the gasoline business just think we West Virginians are just too gullible to know when we're being taken!
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