Brindisi Asking Attorney General To Examine Gas Prices

Feb 16, 2013 Full story: WIBX-AM Whitesboro 19

Fed up with rising gas prices? What about the fact that prices in the Utica Rome market are higher than in other cities in the state? If so you are not alone.

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NincumPoop

Utica, NY

#2 Feb 16, 2013
If my name was Brindisi I would stay far away from the Attorney General!

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#3 Feb 16, 2013
vincent andrew wrote:
The answer here is GREED.
You got that right brother!
amazed

Syracuse, NY

#5 Feb 16, 2013
this is the mentality of the people who post here. Heres an issue that affects most of us and a Politician thats concerned about it to the degree of his inquiry, and you all have nothing better to post than these comments? Really!?! This is the first and last post from this Utican because its easy to see why this forum is used for positive purposes in most cities but certainly not here in Utica. If only you were required to use our real name when posting!!! Wouldnt that change things.
Jake Minicone

Utica, NY

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Maybe the state is paying for your liability insurance.
Bbo

New York, NY

#7 Feb 17, 2013
Mr. Brindisi doesn't seem to be aware that Binghamton (mentioned in the OD article as a comparison for this topic) is far more accessible than Utica because it has two significant highways crossing through it (Interstate 81 and 17) which go both North/South and East/West, respectively.

Utica, on the other hand, has one East/West Interstate Route whose exit is eclipsed by multiple Thruway announcements to the driver that s/he is entering Rome, and a dangerous North/South road the minute you get outside Utica. Perhaps he can help bring us a North/South interstate.........we need it badly....it might help the gas prices and certainly might help bring more people and employers here.

Meanwhile, I hope Mr. Brindisi finds a way to better understand the facts and how to better serve his constituents on the bigger drivers behind matters like this......we do have bad roads, bad access, and thanks to the recent batches of state leaders from Rome, state highway signs that ignore the County Seat.
Irrelevant

Worcester, MA

#8 Feb 17, 2013
In the next two years gas is going to be so expensive people in this area won't be able to afford cars.
Tony Beengreasy

United States

#9 Feb 17, 2013
Amen.

Funny how Anthony Beengreasy is playing for retard headlines but won't "call for" an investigation into the cost gougeing their tax & spend mentalities cost you.
Gas is dirt cheap where I live.[Hint- NOT NY!]
Irrelevant

Worcester, MA

#10 Feb 17, 2013
People are missing the point. Obama built $100 billion in new roads. States can't even afford to repair the roads that we have. Here in the northeast where the cold weather and water heave the roads , most have to be repair every two years. So the tax on gas will continue to go up here more than in other states.

We are a oil based economy and oil it's getting more expensive. In 2007 oil was $147 a barrel. After the crash it went to $35. Now it's up to $100. Do the math.
It's only the beginning
Just Do Your Job

Utica, NY

#11 Feb 17, 2013
Tony Beengreasy wrote:
Amen.
Funny how Anthony Beengreasy is playing for retard headlines but won't "call for" an investigation into the cost gougeing their tax & spend mentalities cost you.
Gas is dirt cheap where I live.[Hint- NOT NY!]
Just GRANDSTANDING pure and simple. I think he's been watching Chuckie Schumer for too long. I guess everything else is in such fine shape he's got time for these "feel good" PR stunts.
Life long Democrat

New Hartford, NY

#14 Feb 17, 2013
Who makes the most money on the high cost of gas? County, State and Federal Government.
Irrelevant

Worcester, MA

#15 Feb 17, 2013
The federal government
Wrong

New Hartford, NY

#16 Feb 17, 2013
Biggest profiteer is the State and County governments. The government is raping us with high taxes and then blaming the gas companies.
Irrelevant wrote:
The federal government
Irrelevant

Worcester, MA

#17 Feb 17, 2013
You are correct $0.695/gal .
Hmm

Bronx, NY

#18 Feb 17, 2013
Bbo wrote:
Mr. Brindisi doesn't seem to be aware that Binghamton (mentioned in the OD article as a comparison for this topic) is far more accessible than Utica because it has two significant highways crossing through it (Interstate 81 and 17) which go both North/South and East/West, respectively.
Utica, on the other hand, has one East/West Interstate Route whose exit is eclipsed by multiple Thruway announcements to the driver that s/he is entering Rome, and a dangerous North/South road the minute you get outside Utica. Perhaps he can help bring us a North/South interstate.........we need it badly....it might help the gas prices and certainly might help bring more people and employers here.
Meanwhile, I hope Mr. Brindisi finds a way to better understand the facts and how to better serve his constituents on the bigger drivers behind matters like this......we do have bad roads, bad access, and thanks to the recent batches of state leaders from Rome, state highway signs that ignore the County Seat.
Last time I checked gas was shipped to marcy from Albany underground through the pipelines. Gas is high because there is no competition
koo koo

Oneida, NY

#19 Feb 17, 2013
when did the irresponsible azz finally wake up and realise that fuel/gas prices are high?
like DUH! LOL
are u kidding

New York, NY

#20 Feb 19, 2013
All the excuses in the world don't stop the fact that this is all about greed. Two oil companies have this area monopolized and practice price fixing.One is the Bull brothers' company. They have been price fixing for fricken years , they buy off all the politicians. The local convenince store owner told me he gets a special price from bull brothers, but he has to call them every morning to find out the minimum price he can charge that day. it's called PRICE FIXING. Moron government official all turn the heads the other way. War chestsget padded and they can't figure it out???????
are u kidding

New York, NY

#21 Feb 19, 2013
Every wonder why the two oil companies even share the sme office space DUH!!!!!
Dale

Utica, NY

#22 Feb 19, 2013
CLIFFORD is the root of all evil.
Interesting

Camillus, NY

#23 Feb 19, 2013
Here is a website that provides cost of gas by county across the country and NY state:
http://www.newyorkstategasprices.com/Price_By...
The NY state map is below the US map on the page.

Also, NY State has the highest gas taxes in the country. Our politicians should be working at reducing these taxes across the state. Other Norhtern US states that require road maintenance due to the cold weather and water heaving the roads all have lower gas taxes...

http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overvi...

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