Gas dips below $2 in El Paso (3:22 p.m.)

Gas dips below $2 in El Paso (3:22 p.m.)

There are 3 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Gas dips below $2 in El Paso (3:22 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A gallon of unleaded gas is now below $2 at some places in El Paso. Gas is $1.92 a gallon at the Rudy's at 7970 Gateway East and $1.97 at the Sam's Club at 11360 Pellicano.

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NOBAMA08

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Nov 18, 2008
What is happening with the price of gas here in Las Cruces?
.39 cents a gallon or so - you can't tell me that there
is that much of a transportation cost for the 30-45 miles
difference - especially when Deming, Lordsburg etc are
all cheaper.

District Attorney or State Attorney General start snooping
around with your Consumer Fraud Division and hold them
accountable and ask the question WHY?

But then this would never happen in a Blue State run
by paid for Socialist Democratic party hacks - now
would it - especially when that is how Conservatives
were portrayed during the elections.

I guess it cuts both ways - Democrats are not going to
do anything about it - has been this way for at least
4 years in this state and nothing changed - so sayeth
King Bill.
Concerned

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Nov 19, 2008
As long as you have a monopoly by one retailer, then your prices are priced fixed. Sounds like anti-trust laws are being violated. One retailer has a least 19 stores in the area. Pic-Qick.
Alfonso

Houston, TX

#3 Nov 19, 2008
I absolutely agree. A report by NMSU economists a week or so ago stated that the reason gsa prices in Las Cruces are so high is due to the lack of "Retailers to compete and drive down the price." I have been saying it for awhile now, that convenience store monopoly known as Pic Quick is not lowering their prices which means other retailers know they can charge up to their price.
It is beyond me why no one up in northern NM investigates Pic Quick for price gouging and anti-trust laws!

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