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Getting ripped off on gasoline
December 27, 2010 - Jim Smith
While I don't like or understand what sets the price of gasoline, I believe I know when I'm being ripped off.
Over the Christmas holiday gasoline in the Parkersburg area was about $3.15 a gallon, which seems high and, according to national news reports, was the first time gasoline was over $3 a gallon at Christmas.
Interestingly, while the Parkersburg area was paying that outrageous sum, motorists stopping for a fill-up in Delaware, Ohio, were paying between $2.99 a gallon and $2.90 a gallon ... 25 cents a gallon less than us poor devils in Parkersburg.
I refuse to believe there's a 25-cent-a-gallon difference in taxes, delivery charges or anything else between Delaware and Parkersburg. What I believe is while some stations in Central Ohio are marking up gasoline 22 cents a gallon, Parkersburg stations must be far exceeding that markup ... and that I resent.
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