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Gas Stations Not Always Competing to Give Best Price

There are 28 comments on the Nashville story from Nov 3, 2008, titled Gas Stations Not Always Competing to Give Best Price. In it, Nashville reports that:

Everywhere you drive, you see competing signs for the Shells, Exxons, and BPs -- gas stations of all kinds.

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Gasoline smells bad

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#21 Nov 11, 2008
Prices in areas where the DA's have found collusion between dealers to set prices are lower than in other parts of the State. Dickson, Knox, etc.

Middle River, MD

#22 Nov 15, 2008
This provides half the answer to another question. We were told that when prices were signficantly higher after Hurricane Ike, that it was because all gas to Nashville area comes through a single pipeline owned by Colonial. How is it that Exxon, Shell, BP, etc are all using the same single pipeline to pump supposedly competing blends of gas? And all of this gas is being resold through a limited pool of retailers? I think I smell fraud here. I suspect all of this gas is really just one blend, provided by one refinery, pumped through one pipeline. The oil companies have agreed who will supply each state, they exchange costs, send one blend of gas and let the retailers sell this same blend under the various names because they are 'independent'. TBI should check into this collusion.
Hippie Mama

Goodlettsville, TN

#23 Nov 17, 2008
$1.79 in Springfield this morning...woohoo...getting closer and closer to where it should be:)
Fady yousef

Franklin, TN

#24 Nov 18, 2008
well gas prices now are the best i ever even heard about its 1.95 for premium thts amazing i hope its keep going like this

White Plains, KY

#25 Nov 21, 2008
Replying to "Angry in Spring Hill".
While in college you should have learned the difference between the "boarder" in your house and the "border" between two states.
Hippie Mama

Goodlettsville, TN

#26 Nov 22, 2008
1.56/ gallon. woohoo:) howlong will it last, though?

Madison, TN

#27 Nov 24, 2008
I believe Bush was the reason behind high gas prices. As soon as Bush found out Obama is going to be our next president, Bush had to stop getting paid off by the lobyiest and gas prices started going down!

Clarksville, TN

#28 Dec 2, 2008
The only way you can force the gas prices down in an area is for people that buy their gas at certain markets, like, Mapco, is to avoid stopping at that store for around 2 or 3 weeks. Don't buy cigarettes, beer, or anything from them, then they will be forced to lower their cost to get people back in their stores.

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