Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12 2014 3:55 p.m. MDT
There's no valid excuse for gas prices being 20 cents a gallon higher in
Utah than the rest of the nation. In fact, with our particular oil and refining
logistics, it should be about 20 cents lower than the national average. Price gouging and unwarranted profits are more likely than the excuses
we're being given. This should be further legally investigated.
Utah seems to always be out of phase with the rest of the country when it come
to gas prices. Not that long ago there were stories on this very news site that
Utah had one of the lowest prices in the country for gas. Eventually it will even out; then we will have one of the lowest prices again.
@AlacrityOK, so don't buy gas. That's what I do when I
feel like something is overpriced.
Price of wind power at Spanish Fork and Milford? The same as before, locked in
a contract for 20 years. We have some of the cheapest wind power in the nation,
but no one brags about that. Perhaps it is just too boring of a news story...
Price of renewable energy, once in the ground, is price stable and predictable.
We know the price of wind power for any given wind farm 20 years out, but we
don't know the price of gas in 20 days, let alone in 20 years. I was just reading how electric vehicles continue to sell well in California
because electricity, compared to $4 gasoline, is cheap, cleaner, and convenient
(just plug in your garage overnight, along with your smart phone)... Some in
Silicon Valley juice up their cars with solar panels over their parking spots at
work. How cool is that?
utah has made laws that make it illegal to compete price wise to only a few
cents. they did this they say to stablize prices but it just made gas cost more
here than it should.
@Brave Sir Robin:Gas is essentially a necessity in today's
world of transportation. You can only get so far with public transportation.Most people can't just "stop" buying gas.
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