To the editor:
I am writing in response to the Editorial Board's view on gas prices in Craig. I am one of the tanker drivers who hauls gas to some of the stations in Craig, Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rifle and Grand Junction. First, I would like to say that 90 percent of gas that comes to Craig and Steamboat comes out of Denver.
I would like to know how all the tankers haul it through Craig on the way to Steamboat. That's not true.
Now, the price in Grand Junction changes fast because most stations there get a load every day, unlike Craig or Steamboat or Meeker.
Most of those three towns get a load every five to six days if not longer, so when the price falls in Denver, it takes a week to get here. That's if you can get a load before it goes up in Grand Junction. They raise prices before they get a load and lower it when it drops by 20 cents, if you're lucky. So, next time, find out where the loads come from. I agree that prices are high here, but that's one price you pay for living here in Craig.
In Grand Junction it takes 30 minutes to go to the store, and all the time you wait to get in a restaurant there makes you appreciate where you live and what you have.