Gasoline Price Gouging

John blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET
Thu Sep 1 10:26:38 MDT 2005


I can't recall the specific name of the caller, but it was on the 
back end of the opening hour right before the top of the hour news 
break - say.....five before the hour. Jim Quinn agreed with the 
caller's point, too.


John Q.



On Thu Sep 01 04:25:15 PDT 2005, "Stephen A. Frye" 
<s.frye at VERIZON.NET> wrote:

> 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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