Peninsula gas prices shouldn't be higher than Anchorage's

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004

In Kenai and Soldotna, consumers are paying 28 to 34 cents more per gallon of gasoline than Anchorage. Other places on the Kenai Peninsula are paying far more than that.

I am compelled to ask why, when Anchorage and outlying cities up north receive their gas from the very same place we receive ours. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't Anchorage be paying more?

Every double fuel-hauler you see heading north just left Nikiski for Anchorage with the very same fuel you and I have to purchase for more money here. It sounds like we are paying for the shipping costs to Anchorage.

Common sense would dictate that it does not cost as much to ship fuel around the peninsula as it does to Anchorage. Doesn't Anchorage get enough breaks on fuel already?

Isn't it time, as a community, to say we have had enough of these price hikes on gasoline and tell our community leaders we want an answer on why we are being overcharged at the pumps?

It just doesn't make sense to me; how about you?

Jennifer Peter, Kenai

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