Thursday, June 02, 2005

Greed or what?

Gas price at the Texaco down at the corner, yesterday evening: $1.91
Gas price at the Texaco down at the corner, 2 PM today: $2.02
Gas price at the Texaco down at the corner, 8:30 PM tonight: $2.08

Gas price at the Murphy at Walmart, yesterday evening: $1.90
Gas price at the Murphy at Walmart, this evening: $2.08

Other stations in my town have made similar increases, while there are still at least 2 selling for $1.91-$1.92. I just filled up both vehicles plus the only gas can that needed it.

Now you can tell me that "Most of the stations just refilled today, and the price went up." Really? Did the Texaco at the corner get two refills today, when they usually only get only 2 or 3 a week? I'm calling BS on that one.

Even at $2.08, we're doing a lot better than most places, and I realize that. However, it sure looks like someone, somewhere is manipulating gas prices.

Allegations of this have been investigated by numerous groups numerous times with no evidence of price manipulation being found. But one of these days, someone will finally prove it. I want to be around when it happens.

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