Gas prices slide - but not in Utah

Gas prices slide - but not in Utah

There are 17 comments on the Deseret News story from Sep 10, 2006, titled Gas prices slide - but not in Utah. In it, Deseret News reports that:

Gas prices around the nation have fallen 22 cents a gallon in the past two weeks - but not in Utah.

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suzan wilkinson

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Sep 17, 2006
This is the biggest rip-off yet for the people of Utah. We are such guppies. So if the rest of the country gets lower prices from imported gas from other states and gets it cheaper then we need to import our gasoline from out of state. Those processing plants are just price gouging and Utah people are saying OH WELL. I make $9.00 an hour and pay a house payment and all my utilities. Can't afford insurance and could really use some relief. Even the bus is too expensive!!!
no name

AOL

#2 Sep 21, 2006
Geez UTAH, No good alcohol, no smoking, no friendly people, no humor, no gas relief, no nothing in utah.
Youre Not God

Pittsburg, CA

#3 Sep 21, 2006
No one likes Mormons.

Kidding. Hey, How do you think California felt when every state in the union told us, its our fault that we use more power and deserve rolling black outs and 3 x rate hikes?? I thought we were a Union. I thought fellow states were supposed to help each other out. No, and Utah was one of the most voicetress states to condem California. But here is a message for you, California also has one of the highest Industrial count of any nation. We need that power. Its based on which states are more productive. The reason your gas rates are probably the highest is because Your state is one of the most isolated states in the union. you barely have a million people in the entire state. maybe 2m? You're way the hell out in no where. It cost more money to truck tankers in
suzan wilkinson wrote:
This is the biggest rip-off yet for the people of Utah. We are such guppies. So if the rest of the country gets lower prices from imported gas from other states and gets it cheaper then we need to import our gasoline from out of state. Those processing plants are just price gouging and Utah people are saying OH WELL. I make $9.00 an hour and pay a house payment and all my utilities. Can't afford insurance and could really use some relief. Even the bus is too expensive!!!
whoever

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Oct 13, 2006
Youre Not God,

Get a life dude! We are an easy driving distance from California, I see truckers on the freeway from all over the country.

And for all those that like to bitch about Mormans and smoking and alcohol probably haven't been in Utah and if you have you probably didn't look very hard to find the stuff you are bitching about. We have bars/clubs on about every corner, liquor stores, and gas stations carry cigs.

And I would say a good half of the population are "not" Morman
Lance Winslow

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#6 Oct 22, 2006
Actually some of this has to do with the pipeline in Alaska and some has to do with Citgo in Montana, some has to do with State tax on fuel and some has to do with nations like Iran, Venezeula and Nigeria calling for OPEC to cut supply, as well as some commodity traders in Chicago taking advantage of such news.
Some Kid

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Oct 24, 2006
Actually, I'm Mormon, and you're right. Right now I think it's between 50 and 60 percent LDS. And.. the population is 2.5 mil, BUT 80% of that are on the Wasatch front (making it the 6th most urbanized state in the union)... meaning being in salt lake or utah valley is pretty much like being any where else in the US.
someone special

Hooper, UT

#8 Oct 27, 2006
hey, i'm LDS, and I'm proud of it. if california will stop complaining about us then we will stop complaining about you. start being adults and grow up. Nobody gives a crap if you don't like us, it's not like we are throwing a fit because you're not our same religon. we, unlike most, will help you and care for you no matter what your background is. LDS are usually the least judgemental, and if we are, well.. nobody is perfect.
D Adams

Wilberforce, OH

#9 Nov 12, 2006
Im morman and i live in north carolina are gas prices are the highest in the nation so stop complaining and enjoy life!!!!
are you serious

Tooele, UT

#10 Nov 17, 2006
someone special wrote:
hey, i'm LDS, and I'm proud of it. if california will stop complaining about us then we will stop complaining about you. start being adults and grow up. Nobody gives a crap if you don't like us, it's not like we are throwing a fit because you're not our same religon. we, unlike most, will help you and care for you no matter what your background is. LDS are usually the least judgemental, and if we are, well.. nobody is perfect.
wow... mormons being the least judgemental???? ive lived here over 13 years, coming from california and living in utah county... wow dont know about that comment.
nursie

Bountiful, UT

#11 Jul 18, 2007
mormons rock! utah rocks too! im a judgemental mormon, and you guys are all gay
nursie

Bountiful, UT

#12 Jul 18, 2007
hahaha
Fred

Salt Lake City, UT

#13 Jul 18, 2007
nursie wrote:
mormons rock! utah rocks too! im a judgemental mormon, and you guys are all gay
Better gay than mormom! At least the gays are accepted and loved by other faiths, whereas the LDS faith fails to live by it's own Articles of Faith,#13:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men

Yep, you mormoms sure do love your fellow men when you judge them and call them fags! What a mormom moron.
H8Monday

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Jul 18, 2007
Interesting, how this turned from a fuel price commentary to a Mormon/Utah discussion in 3 posts.
The fact is, the interstate ssytem runs through all states, with refineries in most areas. Fule prices should be pretty uniform across the country.
Chow-Fung

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Jul 19, 2007
Welcome to Utah. Were EVERYTHING revolves around the church. Even Pioneer Day (July 24th) has a bigger meaning in Utah then the 4th of July.

Only in Utah. Only in Utah.

http://saltlakecity.about.com/od/pioneerday/a...

The 24th is a huge holiday for Utahns, even bigger than July 4th. There are more parades and fireworks displays during the Days of 47 celebrations than on the earlier holiday in the month celebrating the country's independence.

Pretty sad.
NettieinBrashear

Savannah, MO

#16 Jul 23, 2007
suzan wilkinson wrote:
This is the biggest rip-off yet for the people of Utah. We are such guppies. So if the rest of the country gets lower prices from imported gas from other states and gets it cheaper then we need to import our gasoline from out of state. Those processing plants are just price gouging and Utah people are saying OH WELL. I make $9.00 an hour and pay a house payment and all my utilities. Can't afford insurance and could really use some relief. Even the bus is too expensive!!!
I can't believe that you people in Utah are complaining about your gas prices. I live in the northeast part of Missouri and our gas prices are at $3.05 per gallon. The highest our gas prices have been as high as $3.50 this summer alone. I only wish i could pay what you all pay. And we do not even have bus service in this city, so all drivers here are stuck paying the current price. We have no choice. Unless we want to walk and for some of us that is not possible because we live in the country. So for those of us who live in the country we either pay the current price of gas or we dont go anywhere. Live with that!!!!!!!!!!
Dreamer

Springville, UT

#17 Jul 29, 2007
ONE COMMENT!
YOU WANTED GEORGE BUSH, NOW SHUT UP AND PAY UP!
Pulmonata

Salt Lake City, UT

#18 Jul 30, 2007
A vote for Hillary is a vote for FREEDOM!

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