Saturday, February 26, 2011

Humboldt leads nation in Gas Gouging - so what’s new?

When I first moved up here one of the first things I noticed was how high the price of gas was.

Over the years I’ve watched Humboldt County lead the nation in gas gouging and I think I’ve heard just about every excuse there is…the only thing I haven’t heard is the REAL REASON why it’s this way.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: when I hear the “cop-out” that our prices are so high because oil has to be transported from the Bay area, I want to puke!

That’s such bullshit! You can’t tell me that in the hundreds of rural counties and cities in this nation, no one else has to send a lot further than us to get their oil. So why doesn’t some other area lead the way? Just once…you know…so it’s not so obvious we have a oil monopoly up here!

Meanwhile in the news:

Gas prices: 'Most expensive February ever'

Gas prices spike 6 cents, even though oil just rose. Why?                                           Cartoon source

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