Steve Wood speaks of the much lower gas prices in Wyoming and Colorado (Readers' Forum, Aug. 21). His final question was, "Are we being hosed?"

The answer is, "Of course we are."

If you travel virtually anywhere in the 48 contiguous states, you see the price of gas is lower there. Utahns are being price-gouged at the pump. I came back from a trip in Texas where I paid $3.37 a gallon for 87 octane.

The plan here, evidently, is to keep the prices as high as possible and destroy the economy of the state. To the state leadership: Where the heck are you?

Micheal Robbins

Cottonwood Heights