To the editor:
This past Wednesday I drove back to Cynthiana from the Ky. airport and happily noticed that the prices of gas were $3.49.9, $3.48.9 and $3.47.9 and at Shell in Alexandria it was $3.28.9 if you got your vehicle washed.
Yesterday I went to town and every station I passed still had $3.75.9, the same price as it was over a week ago when we left.
I actually noticed the price situation 15 years ago when we moved here and were doing a lot of running around. I wrote a letter to the Democrat questioning the price difference. The only action was a letter pointing out what fine people our service station operators were. I’m sure the CEO’s of B.P., Shell, etc. love to see that to supplement the billions they’re making.
I’ve discussed the price differences with operators. The answers I get are evaporation and distances from refineries, guess we’re farther away and have more evaporation than other counties.
I make a conscious effort not to purchase gas in this county unless it’s an emergency, because I can always find it significantly cheaper in any direction I may be driving.
I’ve thought about contacting the attorney general, but since nearly every politician has to buy this office and the gas/oil companies have huge lobbies (legalized bribery) I figure that’s a waste of time.
My only source of satisfaction is that I’m getting old at the right time.
I wish our commissioners lot of luck with their inquires.