Why are our gas prices high?

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I have been traveling to the North Shore of Boston for almost six years now and the cost of gas has typically been a little higher there.
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sara

Cohoes, NY

#21 Oct 25, 2008
Professor, you are a blubbering fool.
Eric

AOL

#22 Oct 26, 2008
Truckdriver wrote:
Wow the conservatives ae really starting to cry in their beer. George W. Bush has done nothing to help the American People, has led our country into financial ruin and will only continue in his lunacy until 01-20-09. He took office with a surplus and is leaving with the largest deficit, and he had control of congress for the first six years and could did nothing to make the country better for the poor, lower and middle classes. His joke of a one time stimulus check was nothing moe that a political ploy to make McCain look good. What it really accomplished was to increase our federal debt.
I just can't wait for Obama to repeal the law of supply and demand.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#23 Oct 27, 2008
Don, The gas you buy in Becket is refined here in Houston and is delivered by a special tanker truck. Since us good 'ol boys know most of the Becket alotment will be consumed by Kennedy-type liberals we charge you more. Start drilling off of the Cape and we will cut you a deal. I know Walter Cronkite and Teddy will be mad. Just tell them seagulls like to rest their wary wings on those big derricks. Now, how can you argue with that?
Gun _Freaks

Albany, NY

#24 Oct 27, 2008
Bob wrote:
The Berkshires get there fuel from barges, coming up the Hudson River to Albany/Renselear, NY, then trucked in or from a ship to Bridgeport,Ct., up a pipeline to Springfield, then trucked in. Every mode of transport during this process gets money. You do the math. New Jersey has refineries. All they have to do is truck it to the pumps. Plus their taxes might be a little different than Mass., but NJ is about 20 cents cheaper than the Berkshires, on average.
So explain to me why the price of gasoline at various placesin the berkshire fluctuates by 30 cents a gallon...
Dave

Dallas, TX

#25 Oct 27, 2008
Gun Freak, Why does spaghetti cost more in one place than another? The price of any commodity is based on what a consumer is willing to pay. Put down the latest addition of Guns and Ammo and read Marketing 101 For Idiots. It can be found in several different stores... but the price may vary...
Dave

Dallas, TX

#26 Oct 27, 2008
Leftwing Crackpot, We're here. Call us when you need us.
Truckdriver

Watervliet, NY

#27 Oct 27, 2008
WHy is gas at Cumby's in urban Pittsfield 2.79 and on the same day in rural Williamsburg MA 2.61? So much for the supply and demand theory, and Pittsfield is closer to the source (albany or spingfield) than Williamsburg. some one is either making more money than they have to or they are giving the product away. I'm thinking it's the greed thing.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#28 Oct 27, 2008
Truckdriver, Please explain "... making more money than they have to..." Is that something out of Karl Marx? You and Obama will get along just fine. Are you really a truckdriver or do you just walk around with your MACK truck hat on trying to look the part.I'm going to be in need of a trucker to haul freight from Boston to Albany. Would $3109.67 sound right or is that too much. ps there is nothing urban about Pittsfield, Mayberry, or Mount Pilot.
sara

Cohoes, NY

#29 Oct 27, 2008
Truckdriver wrote:
WHy is gas at Cumby's in urban Pittsfield 2.79 and on the same day in rural Williamsburg MA 2.61? So much for the supply and demand theory, and Pittsfield is closer to the source (albany or spingfield) than Williamsburg. some one is either making more money than they have to or they are giving the product away. I'm thinking it's the greed thing.
The reason its cheaper in rural Williamsburg is that the owners are less greedy! This place is in the middle of no where and is a large chain- Cumberland Farms. The CF station in my town can be 30cents more a gallon then the one is Williamsburg.Who ever the franchise owner is in Williamsburg- you are smart- people flock to your store!
amandavives

Glens Falls, NY

#30 Oct 27, 2008
Truckdriver wrote:
WHy is gas at Cumby's in urban Pittsfield 2.79 and on the same day in rural Williamsburg MA 2.61? So much for the supply and demand theory, and Pittsfield is closer to the source (albany or spingfield) than Williamsburg. some one is either making more money than they have to or they are giving the product away. I'm thinking it's the greed thing.
Wow, not to pick on anyone, but did you guys just get the memo, there are actually speculators who do this for a living, inflate the price. As far as the local stores, there is no reason, your right, its Greed. Those basterds in the oil business are being overseered since the bailout of the bigwigs. Now watch for FUKIN OPEC to slow down production. Oil will drop more, don't fill up your tanks just yet, gas, there is too much fluctuation in volume, where everyone in the business can't get together all at once on the natonal price,for a anomily of reasons.

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