Thursday, March 09, 2006

Gas Pains

I was in Bentonville (AR) today running errands and noticed the price of gas was $2.249 for Regular Unleaded at a Shell station and a Phillips 66 station. Two miles down the road, a Citgo was charging $2.379 and another Phillips 66 was charging $2.319. Why the big difference in just a couple miles? I find it difficult to believe that a station charging $2.249 is actually losing money and am more inclined to believe the other stations were gouging. If you've read the news, you know Exxon-Mobil reported record profits in 2005. Isn't gas high enough without big oil reaming the customer?

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