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cmawest, I wish your fix worked! However I live in Craig and work in Steamboat so I do not have the luxury of not purchasing fuel and I am sure there are many people in the same position. The people who live and work in Craig probably don't have the opportunity to fuel up anywhere else but in Craig and I would guess they only buy what they need! My only choice is to fuel up in Steamboat where prices are usually cheaper. But the bottom line is we are still being overcharged for fuel!
You know its not going to help when a few people make comments about the price of our fuel in Craig and the complicity of the vendors to fix the pricing. We are a captive audience and only our elected officials can do anything about it! Think about this. Our pricing averages $3.49 per gal. In the rest of Colorado it averages $2.71 per gal.That is $.78 per gal difference. For a 10,000 gal truck that is $7800.00 more per load. Take out the freight costs and you have a clear profit of probably $6000 for each truckload! Do you think that money stays in Craig? Remember this when our elected officials come up for re-election!
One last comment on gas pricing in Craig America, I took a short trip this weekend to Rifle and New Castle area, and lo and behold! every gas station I passed was at $3.79. a couple were at $3.76. What? Now all of a sudden the transportation costs of fuel are the same? And as for the comments I've heard about our choice of driving large trucks and SUV's, I would sure like to see a two wheel drive KIA pull a horse trailer or a tractor out of the mud in our fields.
It is very strange how after this article comes out the gas prices in Craig start falling drastically! Craig is typically $.10 to $.20 higher than Steamboat. Now they are $.05 to $.10 lower than Steamboat. Yeah, No price fixing or collusion here!
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