Gasoline Price Gouging

John blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET
Wed Aug 31 19:43:23 MDT 2005


There is reason to believe that gouging is already taking place. 
Jim Quinn had a caller on his show a couple of days ago who said 
that the fuel at your local filling station was negotiated for six 
months to a year ago. The spot price of crude today is for fuel to 
be delivered next February. Yet, with every daily uptick of the 
futures market, local retail fuel dealers immediately add on to 
their retail price. It's time to find out *WHY*!

John Q.

On Wed Aug 31 16:01:33 PDT 2005, Richard A Whitenight 
<rum.runner at JUNO.COM> wrote:

> Mr President,
> Action must be taken to keep gasoline stations from gouging the 
> public,
> just because they know that individuals' cars use gas or diesel 
> to run
> them.  I am currently unemployed, and for me it would be 
> impossible to
> pay what is currently being charged in Atlanta, GA, with one gas 
> station
> owner charging over $6.00 per gallon.  These level of prices will 
> lead to
> people rioting for gasoline.  Sir, you need to take action (if 
> its
> possible at your level) to ensure that gasoline is available at 
> prices
> that people can afford.  There are those who are taking advantage 
> of this
> tragedy in the Gulf Coast States for their own welfare.  We have 
> gasoline
> in tanks that could be as much as two weeks old, that is being 
> sold at
> anticipated purchase price; to me that is price gouging.  Sir, 
> I'm hoping that you, as President of the United States, will be 
> able
> to take steps to ensure that price gouging gasoline station 
> owners do not
> take advantage of others who are suffering due to this act of 
> nature.
> Regards,
> Richard Whitenight
> Arlington, Texas

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