Say what … |

Say what …

Here’s an interesting take on public information:

Try calling local gas stations and ask for their prices. No chance. They “can’t” give out that information over the phone.

That big sign out front is about as public as it can get, but ask for the price over the phone and they basically tell you to get in your car and drive to the gas station to see what the price is ” very interesting.

Seems like the gas providers are getting a little testy now that the prices are higher than a Sherpa’s hut.

It’s somewhat typical of the arrogant attitude of gas providers. One station told me that I had to call their headquarters in Iowa to get a price for a station in Garfield County.

The PI wants to start printing a weekly gas price survey from the six communities in Garfield County. Public info is a beautiful thing. But I guess we need your help. We need gas-price watchers from Carbondale, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute/Battlement Mesa. If people can call or e-mail us by Monday afternoon, we’ll publish a random gas survey of Garfield County prices. Give us the price for unleaded, the town and the station. (945-8515, ext. 517;

Gas prices are the fingernails on life’s chalkboard to most of us now. Gas prices will always be a great source of irritation and fascination. The gas pricing mystery will always drive us a little nuts.

We can’t promise to eliminate the irritation, but we’ll try and pass along a little public information.

Where you buy gas is your call ” just don’t try and call for a price.

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