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Letter: What’s up with gas prices?

I hate to complain — but, has no one noticed the slow but steady price creep of gasoline? I seem to remember about a year ago when oil prices had “collapsed” to a C-note per barrel and gas prices registered a corresponding decrease to a paltry few pennies above $2/gallon.

The other day I heard that oil was selling for under $50 per barrel (NPR doesn’t lie, right?). One might expect a similar reduction in gas prices, but instead gas gone the opposite direction to around $3/gallon.

Are we so used to getting hosed at the pump that we don’t even notice? The big boys of the industry haven’t even bothered to make up any excuses except that it’s summer and prices always go up for the vacation travel season. They must figure we’re too dumb to do the math and too lazy to do anything about their blatant price gouging.

As usual it’s the little working guy that takes it in the shorts, while our government subsidizes the blood-sucking petroleum industry that’s screwing us every day at the pump.

And I really don’t like to complain.

Bruno Kirchenwitz


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