Our readers speak out
Gasoline prices confound logicIve been looking at the gas pumps and felt really good, as the price dropped below a buck fifty per gallon. Thought it was going the other way for a while. Then I saw the July 16 Gazette story regarding the lowest prices in America with Tulsa, Okla., at the lowest end — $1.16 per gallon. I was born there, and I thought, how are they selling gas so low compared to our $1.37. Then it struck me, They have a whole bunch of those big old things called refineries. Oh, boy! If there is such a thing as instant communications, why did the big drop in gas prices take two weeks to get from Minnesota to Montana? The weather and gas prices about the same here. Conspiracies between Republicans, Big Business, The Gazette, the weatherpersons, and on it goes, I guess.
Charlie Beene Billings
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