Your Opinion: Creative ways to affect gas prices
Friday, April 12, 2013
In my opinion, the high gas price in Jefferson City vs. the surrounding communities is perpetuated by the lack of competitive discount gas retailers.
Although I don’t have evidence to substantiate it, I also believe the local Jefferson City distributors do everything in their power to discourage competition. Although I don’t blame them for their prosperous tactics, I don’t have to totally give in to them either.
For instance, if I’m going to the Lake of the Ozarks, I can buy enough gas to get to Eldon and fill up there. The same procedure can apply to a trip to Columbia or any surrounding community where the prices are lower. I can consolidate my errands to reduce the number of trips I make, and if one does volunteer work, why not take a month off and emphasize the reason is due to the high gas prices in Jefferson City.
Suffice it to say, other than an all-out boycott, we just need to be creative, and quite possibly we can influence lower prices at the pump.
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