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Old 08-28-2007, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I live in So. California and we pay 40.1 tax on each gallon of gas we buy. Kentucky pays 18.5 cents per gallon....we are paying between $2.57 and $2.60 for a gallon of gas in our area and today's Courier Journal said that gas was over $3.00 in parts of Louisville. Does anyone know why the gas has gone up so much?
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:52 AM
 
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I live in So. California and we pay 40.1 tax on each gallon of gas we buy. Kentucky pays 18.5 cents per gallon....we are paying between $2.57 and $2.60 for a gallon of gas in our area and today's Courier Journal said that gas was over $3.00 in parts of Louisville. Does anyone know why the gas has gone up so much?
http://louisvillegasprices.com/

gas here is normally below the national average, but it is currently above. compare it to your area. some stations may price gauge i suspect. it is generally more expensive in the city than outlying areas....
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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One word. Greed.
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Stx - if you read my post, I did state how much gas is here in my area - below $2.60 - substantially less than in Louisville - actually gas has been higher there than here for several months. Missymom has it right. Greed is the reason gas is so high everywhere. I visit Louisville a couple times a year and until this year, gas prices there are generally 25 cents a gallon or so cheaper than in so. Ca - since CA pays over double the sales tax per gallon, having higher gas prices here in So. California would make sense....so it makes absolutely no sense that Louisville is now paying around 40 cents a gallon more for gas than we do.

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Old 08-29-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There was an industry expert on the new recently that said there is absolutely no reason why gas should be this high. What I want to know is why isn't anyone doing anything about it?
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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This website shows prices ranging from 2.66 to over $3.00

http://www.louisvillegasprices.com/

So, there is about a 15% swing in prices. I went in my local grocery store(s) the other day and a 12pk of diet coke was $3 one place and $3.50 at the other.

My advice, buy at the place with the cheaper prices like you do for everything else instead of hyperventilating over the "greedy jerks".
This happens all the time with everything from shirts to milk to lawn mowers.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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P.S. Gas is also higher in areas with higher property costs because if you have say 100k invested in the land the station sits on instead of 500k....you can make less profit and still have an acceptable return on your investment.

Most gas stations make thier money selling lottery tickets, snacks, beer etc. and NOT gas. Most of the time the gas is sold at or just above cost to get people in the door to buy the other stuff.
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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I live in So. California and we pay 40.1 tax on each gallon of gas we buy. Kentucky pays 18.5 cents per gallon....we are paying between $2.57 and $2.60 for a gallon of gas in our area and today's Courier Journal said that gas was over $3.00 in parts of Louisville. Does anyone know why the gas has gone up so much?
i saw your post. There are stations in Louisville selling for 2.66...others are at 3.09.


Historical gas price charts - Louisville Gas Prices

Use that graph to compare Louisville to LA and San Diego and look at a YEARLY average, not just a few days or weeks.

Louiville gas has been cheaper than So. Cal for about 90% of the past year, and it is usually substantially cheaper. So, this is an isolated incident.
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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There was an industry expert on the new recently that said there is absolutely no reason why gas should be this high. What I want to know is why isn't anyone doing anything about it?
I would like to hear your thoughts now after reading our posts.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am no expert I am just saying what someone else said. I for one will get just enough gas to get out of town tomorrow and then buy it cheaper elsewhere.
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