It's called supply and demand. When NIMBY rules the day, and no one wants
to allow additional refining capacity, those who can supply will reap a larger
reward. Solve the supply issue and the price will respond accordingly.
It's even worse when you realize that Utah's "mid-grade"
gasoline, is most of the nation's "low-grade" (due to octane
levels). It is more accurate to compare our mid-grade prices to other
state's low-grade prices. Yep, that will really tick you off as you see
that our average gas price in Salt Lake isn't really $3.80 compared to the
nation, it's $3.90. Remember when this happened when Governor Huntsman was
our Governor? He didn't just sit there like Governor Herbert, he called an
investigation into why our prices were so much higher than everyone else.
Immediately our prices dropped! Where are you Governor Herbert??
Without no state agency department control what else should you expect? This is
just more greed by big businesses right here in good old LDS fair thinking Utah
I guess! They are "thieves" people full of greed!
Below 3 dollars a gallon has arrived in South Carolina! Price at $2.90 today in
"What were gas prices when the "oil greedy" Bush and Cheney left
office?"You really want an answer to that. Lets try oil reached
over $150 a barrel while under the "oil greedy" Bush and Cheney were in
office. I know it doesn't match the rhetoric you all want to put forward,
but the historical record is there, and yes, in the summer before they left
office, prices were higher then they are now. Sorry... but you asked.As to the direct problem in Utah, it is one worth looking into. When I was
there in February dropping my son off at the MTC, Utah had some of the lowest
prices I have seen in the country. Flash forward to today, NC prices are a full
20-30 cents a gallon less, where as they were than much more than the Utah
prices in winter. This is not a national problem of price, but a Utah problem,
and the Utah legislature seems more than happy to turn a blind eye on what from
the surface looks like price gouging and fixing going on. There is no rational
explination for Utahs prices to be higher then they are elsewhere.
Imagine that ... we are getting gouged ! again !!!
@HTSJCCAFALGWhat were gas prices when Bush and Cheney took office vs
when they left office?Where I'm at, gas prices have dropped
around $.60/gallon in the past month or so, down to $3.23 per gallon at the
cheaper places. The current prices of fuel in Utah being so high compared to the
rest of the country doesn't have much to do with Obama.Besides,
most experts say that the President has very little he can do to alter fuel
prices other than altering taxes. Oil is a global economy.
With a barrel of oil being down in the $80 dollar range for nearly a month,
it's amazing how slow prices drop. If you were to read that oil went to
$100 a barrel today, the prices would change immediately.What were
gas prices when the "oil greedy" Bush and Cheney left office?Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm......