Letter: Gas stations are ripping us off at the pumps

I would say to boycott the stations, one at a time…but I know that so many will not care about any of this.

To the editor:

You have probably heard it already, so I am only one of many that ask: “Why are we continually being soaked for the price of gas here?”

I watched the price of oil, and saw it creep up this week to just over $50/barrel, and man, it didn’t take any time at all for our gas stations to jack their prices up 10 cents/liter.

So, no sooner was the price above $50, that it dropped back down to $48. But, gee, our gas is still at the $1.05/liter mark.

Then, I ask, why is it that gas in Alberta is anywhere from 75 cents to around 80 cents/liter and yet we are well above that?

Also, when oil was at $105/barrel only months ago, and our gas was at $1.30/liter, why does the math not compute for me, that with oil being half, or more, of the high price earlier, is the price of gas only a fraction of that amount for being lower?

I would be swift to say that I think we are just being taken for a ride at the pumps. Do you agree with me, K’towners?

I would say to boycott the stations, one at a time, to show our displeasure with how we get treated here, but I know that so many will not care about any of this.

So, really, it is up to each individual how they react to this.

At the end of the day though, nothing has changed. But all you gas station owners out there, be it known that there are a great many of us that don’t like how you treat us, especially being that we livve here alongside you as well.

Thanks for listening, people of Kelowna, and surrounding areas. Maybe, some day, we will be treated right.

T. Martin, Kelowna

 

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