Craig To the editor:
The Editorial Board was right on complaining about prices in Craig, even if they did not know where the load came from. Sunday, the price of gas in Steamboat was $4.15 and in Craig $4.43, a difference of 28 cents a gallon. It costs about $2.50 a mile to move freight by truck or $112.50 to get from Steamboat to Craig. A tanker hauls around 5,000 gallons, so someone is making a tidy $1,287.50 per load of gas sold in Craig. Also, remember that the price of everything (labor, real-estate, etc.) is much higher in Steamboat, so the profit on gas in Craig is probably even higher.
Gas in Fort Collins was $3.77. Add the extra shipping cost to Craig, $2.50 a mile, that would mean we should be paying $3.84 a gallon for gas in Craig based on Fort Collins prices.
We have had enough of being fed the bovine manure stories about why we pay more for gas in Craig. Some unscrupulous people are simply taking advantage of us.