In Lynn Arave's article on Utah gas prices (Aug. 1), an astounding whopper was laid on Deseret News readers. Lee Peacock, president of the Utah Petroleum Association, said he "hasn't kept track of gas prices." This begs several questions. First, what is his job, if not to track gas prices and keep them as high as possible for his members? Of course he tracks gas prices. Second, why wasn't the Deseret News reporter injured by Mr. Peacock's f4-foot-long Pinocchio nose? How could the Deseret News let a statement like that go out unchallenged?

How do we Utahns know that the gasoline industry is lying to us? Their lips are moving.

Loren Minert

South Jordan