Gasoline Price Gouging

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Thu Sep 1 05:25:15 MDT 2005


Who was the caller who said this?

At 06:43 PM 8/31/2005, you wrote:
>Folks:
>
>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
> >
> >
> >

Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net
steve at fryefamily.net 



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